Do you like beer?
Do you love beer?
Are you crazy about beer?
But do you know beer?
Beer is one of the oldest and most widely consumed alcoholic drinks in the world, and the third most popular drink overall after water and tea.
Beer is a refreshing treat for millions of people every day and everywhere. Did you know that at any given time, 0.7% of the world is drunk and the world’s longest hangover lasted 4 weeks after a Scotsman consumed 60 pints of beer.
Let’s read the most surprising facts about beer in the world and thank me later for enlightening your beer knowledge:
- THE END OF HISTORY BY BREWDOG : The Most Expensive Beer in the World.
The end of history by BrewDog is priced at $765 for a 330ml bottle. This blond Belgian ale is infused with nettles from the Scottish Highlands and Fresh juniper berries, has been freeze distilled multiple times. Only 12 bottles have been made and each comes with its own certificate and is presented in a stuffed stoat or grey squirrel (all the animals used were road kill). Each ones comes with its own certificate of authenticity. It’s the third strongest and first most expensive beer in the world. What else do you need to get your appetite up? All you need is 765 dollars to blow!
2. SNOW BEST GLOBAL BEER : Market share: 5.4%.
Despite sales being almost exclusively limited to one country, Snow beer is the most popular beer on the planet.
Unsurprisingly, that country is China. Its sales volumes have exploded by 573% since 2005, when it was only the 11th highest selling beer in the world, according to Bloomberg.The beer has become popular in large part due to its low price. It sells at around $1 per ltr in China, according to Quartz.
Budweiser and Heineken comes at 4th & 7th rank respectively in the top 10 global beer ranking. Read here to know more about the best-selling beer brands in the world.
3. PRAGUE : World’s Biggest Beer Drinking Place.
The most beer-drinking country in the world is the Czech Republic. On the average, every Czech drinks almost 40 gallons(more than 150 liters) of beer a year.
Today, there are about 400 types of beer in the world. The country that has the most individual beer brands is Belgium.
4. A BEER A DAY CAN KEEP KIDNEY STONES AWAY: Health Benefits of drinking Beer
Beer is rich in Vitamin B & contains a bone benefitting silicon which helps you in keeping your bones stronger.
Beer also contains xanthohumol- an incredible cancer fighting anti oxidant. To get the benefit you’d need to drink 118 gallons (450 lts) of beer a day. It isn’t much, right!?
Apart from this drinking beer has tonnes of surprising health benefits viz.
5. BEST BEER TRICK: Open a Beer Bottle With a Piece of Paper.
When you have a regular top beer and no bottle opener what do you do? You simply find a piece of paper and use that – just imaging if you can’t find a piece of paper…that would suck! You just have to keep folding the paper & use a bit of your art & craft skills to open a beer bottle without opener! Viola!
Watch the video here which will show you how to open a beer bottle with a single 8.5 x 11 piece of paper. Jugaad!
6. AMSTERDAM HAS A DEAL FOR ALCOHOLICS: They are paid in beer to clean the street.
Amsterdam has launched a government-funded scheme which uses chronic alcoholics as street cleaners – and pays them in beer.. For cleaning the city streets, local alcoholics get 10 Euros, half a packet of rolling tobacco and 5 beers as payment by a government-funded organization. The aim is to keep them occupied, to get them doing something so they no longer cause trouble to their poor families & as well as be productive at the same time.
7. BEER & MARIJUANA ARE RELATED
Beer and marijuana have more in common than you would think. Surprisingly, beer hops are in the same family of flowering plants as marijuana. Hops plants and marijuana plants share the same types of terpenoid compounds which gives them their similar, potent aroma and flavour. Long story short, hops and marijuana are genetically related and share more than one similarity.
Also, Cannabis-Infused Beer Was Just Approved for Sale in the USA. what more you want!
8. BEER-TIFUL Hair!
It may sound strange to use a six-pack of beer for your hair instead of drinking it, but beer is known to have beneficial effects for both hair and skin. The malt and hops in beer is rich in proteins that help repair damaged hair and revive volume. If your hair is looking a little dull or flat, a bottle of beer might be your answer. Beer is a great hair conditioner too. It makes your hair straight, smooth & shiny & protects it from dandruff. Remember Park Avenues beer shampoo?
9. IT’S NOT THE AGE THAT MAKES BEER GO BAD- IT’S THE LIGHT!
Brown bottles filter out visible and ultraviolet light that causes some chemical reaction. Brown and green bottles do much for filtering out the harmful light.
After World War II, there was a shortage of brown glass, so European brewers exported their beer in green bottles. Because many of those beers were extremely high quality and others were just priced to seem that way, the green bottle became a status symbol for great beer.
Cheers beer lovers! That’s it for today, see you’ll next week with more such crazy facts about your favourites!
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