BEER FACTS EVERYONE NEEDS TO KNOW
-A pint of Guinness has fewer calories than Coors and Budweiser
and has more flavor than them. Guinness draft has fewer calories
than a serving of skim milk, which has 135 calories. It also
has fewer calories than a serving of orange juice, which contains
183 calories. Twelve ounces of Guinness contains only 125 calories.
-The global beer industry is forecast to have a value of $496.6
billion in 2014 compared to the global wine industry which is
expected to reach $327.8 billion in 2016.
-It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that
for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply
his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey
beer, and because their calendar was lunar based, this period
was called the "honey month" or what we know today
as the "honeymoon".
-Back in 2009 a small Michigan micro brewery called Dark Horse
turned down a potentially huge endorsement deal with Nickelback.
The spot would have involved a delivery truck pulling up to a
frat party with crowd shots of kids holding the beers. Dark Horse
ultimately declined because they didn't wish to promote drinking
by collage students.
-Snow Beer in China is the most popular beer, with 74.8 million
barrels sold in 2012.
-Germany serves beer ice cream in popsicle form. Sadly its alcoholic
content is less than that found in a standard beer.
-In the Czech Republic, the average person drinks 346 12-ounce
bottles of beer per year - the most of any other country.
-Before thermometers were invented, brewers would dip a thumb
or finger into the mix to find the right temperature for adding
yeast. Too cold, and the yeast wouldn't grow. Too hot, and the
yeast would die. This thumb in the beer is where we get the phrase
"rule of thumb".
-The moon has a crater named Beer.
-Pale lagers and pilsners account for the top 10 most popular
beer brands in the world.
-In 1962, Iron City beer was the brand used to test-market the
concept of tab opening aluminum cans. By 1970, over 90% of all
beer cans were self-opening.
-In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts so in old
England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell
at them to mind their own pints and quarts and settle down. It's
where we get the phrase "mind your P's and Q's".
-At 65 percent alcohol by volume, Armageddon from Brew master
in Scotland is the world's strongest beer.
-A beer lover or enthusiast is called a cerevisaphile. Cenosillicaphobia
is the fear of an empty glass.
-Beer helped Joseph Priestly discover oxygen. He noticed gases
rising from the big vats of beer at a brewery and asked to do
-Prohibition, beginning on January 16, 1920, lasted 13 years,
10 months, 19 days, 17 hours, and 32-1/2 minutes, and was rescinded
on December 5, 1933, at 3:32 p.m.
-At spas in Europe, you can literally bathe in beer as a physical
and mental therapeutic treatment.
-Beer was the reason the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. It's
clear from the Mayflower's log that the crew didn't want to waste
beer looking for a better site. The log goes on to state that
the passengers "were hassled ashore and made to drink water
that the seamen might have the more beer".
-Beer contains high levels of silicon, which have been found
to increase mineral density in bones, according to researchers.
In other words - drink more!
-Centuries ago in England, pub visitors used a novel innovation
that enabled them to get their beer served quickly. They used
mugs with a whistle baked into the rim, the whistle being used
to summon the barmaid. It has been suggested this practice gave
birth to the phrase "wet your whistle".
-Oktoberfest originally started as a festival celebrating the
1810 marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig.
-At the start of Bavarian Beer Week in Germany, an open-air beer
fountain dispenses free beer to the public.
-After consuming a bucket or two of vibrant brew they called
aul, or ale, the Vikings would head fearlessly into battle often
without Armour or even shirts. In fact, the term "berserk"
means "bare shirt" in Norse, and eventually took on
the meaning of their wild battles.
-Beer is easiest on the kidneys among alcoholic beverages because
it has the highest water content. In other words - drink more!
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Germany is home to a beer pipeline. Taps in Veltsin-Arena
are connected by a 5km tube of beer.
-During the European Middle Ages and the Renaissance, beer was
often a nutritional necessity and was sometimes used in a medicinal
setting. It could be flavored with almost anything, from the
bark of fir trees to fresh eggs and thyme. Everyone drank beer,
-Nobel Prize winner Niels Bohr was given a perpetual supply of
beer piped into his house.
-In 1740, Admiral Vernon of the British fleet decided to water
down the navy's rum. Needless to say, the sailors weren't too
pleased and called Admiral Vernon, Old Grog, after the stiff
wool program coats he wore. The term "grog" soon began
to mean the watered down drink itself. When you were drunk on
this grog, you were "groggy", a word still in use today.
-The Code of Hammurabi decreed that bartenders who watered down
beer would be executed.
-President Theodore Roosevelt took more than 500 gallons of beer
with him on an African safari.
-At the Wife Carrying World Championships, first prize is the
wife's weight in beer.
-In the middle ages "nunchion" was the word for liquid
lunches. It was a combination of the words "noon scheken",
or noon drinking. In those days, a large chunk of bread was called
lunch. So if you ate bread with your nunchion, you had what we
still today call a luncheon.
-A cloud near the constellation Aquila contains enough ethyl
alcohol to fill 400 trillion, trillion pints of beer.
-Fried beer won Most Creative Fried Food at the 2010 Texas State
-By the 1900s most saloons were owned by breweries. The bartenders
earned $10 to $15 per week, with Sunday bringing in the most
-Coined in the early 1900s, the word "alcoholiday"
means leisure time spent drinking.
ed the whistle to get some service. "Wet your whistle"
is the phrase inspired by this practice.
-The builders of the Great Pyramid of Giza were paid with a daily
ration of beer.
-In the 1980s, a beer-drinking goat was elected mayor of Lajitas,
-There is an Egyptian beer, called 'Bousa' that is brewed from
millet and has been a favorite drink of many for over 3,000 years.
Modern Ethiopia has a version made from wheat. It has been hypothesized
that this might have been the origin for the word "booze".
Other spellings used are boza, bouza, and booza.
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to compare WDW princess' with Disneyland princess'.
Ten tons of fun!
Top ten ways Disneyland
10. We know two Club 33 members. (No
we don't ask for invites) Both hate the changes to the club.
9. Most of the quiet spots are being
changed to sell cr@p or swallowed up.
8. I miss Ariel on her spinning seat.
A beautiful redhead wearing a bikini top. What's not to like?
7. Miss the old Princess Faire in the
'Wonder Bra Theater'. The shows in the joint kept the grand kid
busy for a feet resting hour. Plus the odd princess waltzed by.
6. Completely ruined swing dancing in
the Park. A core original feature, the Main Street Market House
changed to a Starbucks. Oh the horror!
5. When entering the Park you have to
wait while a 'smiling' CM checks for multi day passed, poses
the holders, snaps a picture. When you show your pass they give
you permission to pass and direct you to the turnstiles. I'VE
HAD A PASS FOR TEN YEARS! I KNOW WHAT TO DO AT THIS POINT!!!!
4. Safety railings everywhere! Didn't
anyone point out to cal osha this is not necessary because the
public never go there!?
3. There is a tree blocking a turnstile
(Number 13 I think...) If you were watchful there often was no
line. You could say to the people in the way. "Excuse me
I'll take the short line if you don't want it!" Now the
checkers shoo you away.
2. Fun shows like Drawn To The Magic
canceled. Replaced with current movie promotion.
1. NO BILLIES!!!!!