International Beer Day 2020
7 August 2020
A Few Fun Facts About Beer
Created by Jesse Avshalomov and some mates in August 2007, the first International Beer Day was celebrated on a beach in Santa Cruz, California, the following year. Jesse's reasons for founding the special Day were:
1. Gather with friends and enjoy the taste of beer,
2. Celebrate those responsible for brewing and serving beer, and
3. Unite the world under the banner of beer, by celebrating the beers of all nations together on a single day.
On International Beer Day impress your friends and loved ones with your never-ending knowledge of all things beer.
- Ancient Egyptians built the pyramids while consuming a healthy amount of beer. About 4 liters a day, to be exact. I always knew it helped with creativity.
- Ancient Babylonians took the seriousness of brewing to a whole new level. If a bad batch was made the brewer was drowned in it. At least it didn't go to waste.
- Vikings believed that a giant goat resided in Valhalla whose udders were filled with an unlimited supply of beer. Sounds like heaven to me.
- The Czech Republic is the beer drinking capital of the world. Each Czech drinks an average of 40 gallons a year. My flight to Prague is booked.
- Beer does the body good! It contains a high level of silicon which increases the calcium deposits and minerals for healthy bone tissue. Feel free to keep pouring that beer over your Fruit Loops.
- Beer keeps your kidneys healthy! A Finnish study showed that each bottle of beer you drink reduces the risk of developing kidney stones by 40%.
- Beer is full of vitamins! It contains several B vitamins (B1, B2, B6 and B12). A Dutch study found that beer drinkers had 30 percent higher levels of vitamin B6 than their non-drinking study participants, and levels twice as high as wine drinkers. Beer is also a generous source of vitamin B12!
- Numerous international research papers have found that those who consume moderate amounts of alcohol live longer than those who do not drink at all. At an average 4.4% alcohol content and light and mid-strength options to boot, Aussie beer is the drink of moderation!
- In 4300BC Babylonians wrote out recipes for beer on clay tablets.
- In 2018, archaeologists in Israel found the world's oldest site for alcohol production, adding the beer-like beverage may have been served in ceremonies 13,000 years ago. It is the earliest testament in the world to alcohol production of any kind.
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