Happy Beer Day! For all of you lovers of brew, this is truly a day to celebrate. I find myself indulging in a pint or two during the weekend, and I am excited for a “formal” reason to throw back a few.
I thought it would be fun to look up some interesting beer facts. Here are some I found:
- Some say beer may have been discovered by accident. Having left the necessary ingredients in a bowl, it then rained and was left out long enough to ferment. Once they stumbled upon it, it smelled good enough to drink; so they did!
- The terms “mind your p’s and q’s” comes from an old saying that originated in old English pubs. Ale used to be ordered in pints and quarts. If someone was acting rowdy, the bartender would say, “Pipe down and mind your own pints and quarts!”
- A house designed with beer cans? http://www.beercanhouse.org/
- Most beer is bottled in dark green and brown glass because light exposure can cause it to spoil.
- According to recorded documents, the first American settlers landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts because they ran out of beer. For real! Read the story here.
- It’s better to store bottled beer upright to prevent contamination from the metal cap.
- All beers are composed with a base of only four ingredients: water, hops or wheat, barley, and yeast.
In the gallery below, I’ve listed some of my personal favorites.