Water and tea are undoubtedly the most popular drinks on earth. But you will be surprised to know that beer ranks third when it comes to the most popular drinks in the world. Also, it is the most popular alcoholic drink worldwide. A survey conducted in 2016 revealed that people drank around 50 billion gallons of beer across the globe.
So, there are lots of interesting facts about beer. Do you know which country consumes the highest amount of beer every year? Or what is the connection of beer with the pyramid of Giza? Check out!
1. Beer For Bone Health
Alcoholic drinks are notorious for addiction and making people lose their sanity. But medical science says that if taken in a small amount it can really do wonders to your health. And the same holds true for beer as well. Since beer is enriched with silicon, it increases minerals and calcium deposits in the body thereby strengthening bone tissues.
2. The Foamy Head Means A Lot
The foamy head at the top of the beer, of course, looks quite exciting and increases the temptation for a beer-drinker. But do you know that it is also an indication of the quality of a beer? The foamy head formed by a complex carbon-dioxide means that the beer is of good quality. The absence of a foamy head indicates that the beer is bland-tasting and flat.
3. Main Contributor To Drunkenness
Reports indicate that almost all the time, 0.7% population of the world is drunk and obviously the beer is the major contributor to this drunkenness.
4. Largest Beer Festival
So if you have a tomato festival in Spain, Germany hosts the world’s largest beer festival in Munich. The Oktoberfest is held annually and is celebrated for 16-days from late September to the first week of October. Around six million people attend this fest every year.
5. Women Were The First Brewers
One of the most interesting facts about beer is that for the first time professional brewing was done by women. These women were called brewsters and were expected to be extremely beautiful to serve in this position.
6. Oldest Drinkable Beer
One of the most interesting facts about beer is that in 2010, the oldest drinkable beer in the world was found on an early 19th-century shipwreck. The shipwreck that was discovered near Finland had preserved beer bottles by the cold abyss. The beer though tasted old as expected but had an acidic aftertaste and some burnt notes.
7. Most Expensive Beer
Belgian’s Vielle Bon Secours is the most expensive beer in the world with each bottle costing around USD 1000.
8. Most Beer-Drinking Country
The Czech Republic is the most beer-drinking nation having a surprisingly high per capita beer consumption of around 40 gallons every year.
9. Beer Can Prevent Kidney Stones
Healthwise, there is another reason you can drink beer. A study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology revealed that one bottle of beer consumed every day can reduce the risk of kidney stones by 40%.
10. Pyramid Of Giza Connection
It is believed that the Ancient Egyptians built the pyramids under beer’s influence. Archaeologist Patrick McGovern working at the University of Pennsylvania have said that the workers at the Giza were paid in cash as well as in beer. They received around 4 liters of beer every day.
So, beer has ruled the world for hundreds of years and will continue to do so.