42 Engrossing Facts About Beer

Beer is defined as a fermented, alcoholic beverage made from barley, wheat, rice, etc. The Agricultural Revolution, which took place around 10,000 BC, gave birth to beer. The gathering of wild grain unintentionally produced the fermentation. Beer is said to have been discovered rather than invented, but the ancient Egyptians actively chose to manufacture and consume large quantities of beer. Today Beer Is consumed and enjoyed by people worldwide due to its taste and effects. So let’s dive into the world of this amazing alcoholic beverage, “beer.”

  1. Beer was first Discovered around 12000 years ago. Around 7000 BCE, the ancient Chinese created the first beer (known as Kui). However, the method now known as beer brewing was invented in Mesopotamia by Sumerians between 3500 and 3100 BCE at the Godin Tepe settlement, which is now in modern-day Iran.
  2. Beer is thought to have its origins in the Latin verb bibere, which means “to drink.” However, there are other speculations. According to some experts, the word “beer” is derived from the Proto-Germanic word beuwoz, which is derived from beuwo, which means “barley.”
  3. The effects of beer consumption on health are complex. Heavy or binge drinking is linked to negative health effects, even though small amounts may have benefits. The likelihood of developing an alcohol use disorder, depression, liver disease, weight gain, cancer, and death are among these.
  4. In ancient Egypt, beer was traditionally produced by women, offering them a way to make extra cash and bartered products. The gods were often given offerings of beer, especially Tjenenet, the ancient Egyptian goddess of both beer and childbirth.
  5. The biggest Consumer of this beverage is china, with total consumption of 36,088 thousand kiloliters and 20.30% global market share. The United States comes in the 2nd spot with 24,105 thousand kiloliters of consumption and 13.60% global market Share.
  6. Barleys are mainly used to produce beer, but they can also be crafted using wheat, rice, and other combinations of grains.
  7. The grain that is added along with Barleys is called an “Adjuncts.” Beer can have 35% adjunct but can also used more. The higher the adjuncts percentage leads to lower the cost and even quality.
  8. German Beers are mostly made from 100% Barley. The production process is strictly governed by the law that was introduced in the year 1909 known as the Reinheitsgebot, which translates to Purity Command.
  9. Germany is the top producer of hops on the globe, with production reaching 46,900 tons (the year 2020). The second country that produces the most hops is the United States.
  10. The best Hops are the Bavarian hops that comes from Germany and Czechoslovakia.
  11. The Top selling beer in the united states is Bud Light. Bud Light accounted for 17.8% of the total unit sales in 2020 and around 9.4% of the volume sales.
  12. Beer is the most loved and sold alcoholic beverage in the world. It is also the third most consumed liquid after water.
  13. The art of beermaking, as well as the study of beer, is called Zythology.
  14. According to a study, there are at least 50 million drunk people in the world at any given moment (0.7% of the total population).
  15. Global beer production increased from 1.3 billion hectoliters in 1998 to approximately 1.86 billion hectoliters in 2021.
  16. The Weihenstephan Brewery of Germany began brewing beer in 1040 and is widely acknowledged as the oldest brewery in the world – though there is a nearby brewery known as the Waltenburg that started brewing only ten years later and often disputes the claim of being the oldest.
  17. With a global market value of 16.17 billion dollars in 2021, Budweiser was the most valuable beer brand on the globe. Heineken came in second, and Stella Artois came in third, all behind Budweiser.
  18. The highest per capita beer consumption is found in the Czech Republic. The typical Czech consumed more than 181 liters of beer in 2020. Austria Comes in the second spot in terms of beer consumption per capita, with 96.8 liters. The third spot is achieved by Poland, where an average person drank 96.1 liters of beer.
  19. Around 128.2 liters (28.2 gallons) of beer are consumed annually per person in the United States who is at least 21 years old.
  20. According to a research carried out in 209 countries, there are over 19,000 breweries. Only In the united states, there are more than 9000 breweries as of 2021.
  21. Anheuser-Busch InBev, which owns Corona and Budweiser, was by far the largest beer company in the world in 2021, with sales of over 46 billion dollars. The second-and third-placed companies were Heineken Holding and Asahi Group Holdings.
  22. Snake Venom is presently the strongest beer globally, with a 67.5% ABV.
  23. Select 55 is marketed as the “lightest beer in the world” and is produced by AB InBev.
  24. Cenosilica phobia is the fear of having an empty glass when drinking. This phobia may be related to empty wine, beer, or cocktail glasses. This particularly cruel fear affects a large number of regular American drinkers.
  25. One or two basic beers a day may have health benefits, including better blood sugar control, stronger bones, and a lower risk of dementia.
  26. Before the thermometer was created, brewers would dip their thumbs into the liquid to check the temperature and determine whether yeast could be added. If it got too hot, the yeast would die. The expression “The Rule of Thumb” originates from this.
  27. Arctic Ale By The Allsopp is the most expensive beer, with a price tag of $503,300. It was a 140-year-old beer bottle that belonged to the Arctic Expedition of 1875.
  28. The International Beer festival is celebrated every year in the august month. Whereas in the United States, National Beer Day is Celebrated every year on 7th April. Many other parts of the world, like Japan, Germany, Israel, the Czech Republic, Poland, and many more, celebrate beer day with pomp and joy.
  29. The largest beer festival in the world is called Oktoberfest. It is a 16–18-day folk festival that takes place every year in Munich, Germany. Normally, it lasts from the middle or end of September through the first weekend in October.
  30. As part of a scheme partially supported by the Dutch government, alcoholics are being paid in beer to clean the streets of Amsterdam. The organizers believe other nations should forgo “old-fashioned political correctness” and follow their lead.
  31. There are 100 different types of beers that are produced all around the globe.
  32. To makes craft beer, Traditional ingredients like malted barley are typically used. However, interesting and occasionally non-traditional ingredients are frequently added for distinctiveness. Because craft beer is not mass-produced, more time is spent on flavor rather than being watered down, making it superior to domestic beer. Craft beer has a higher alcohol content than domestic beers, ranging from 5 to 10 percent alcohol by volume (ABV). Compared to regular red wine, craft beer is healthier.
  33. The first beer that is known to have been produced in the White House is White House Honey Ale. President Barack Obama asked for the process to start in January 2011, and he paid for the homebrewing kit with his own money.
  34. Beer consumption was discovered to be associated with the risk of kidney stones, with each bottle consumed daily thought to lower the risk by 40%.
  35. Beer has numerous health benefits, such as:
    • Beer is more nutritious than other alcoholic beverages.
    • It helps in improving heart health.
    • Prevents Kidney Stones
    • Lowers Bad Cholesterol
    • Strengthen bones
    • It reduces stress
    • Aids in Improving Memory
    • Helps improve cognitive function
  36. According to a study, men in their late 70s and early 80s who consume one alcoholic beverage each day had better mental capacity than non-drinkers.
  37. At room temperature, beer lasts around 5 to 9 months after the expiration date specified on the label. In a refrigerator, beer can last up to an additional two or three years. This applies to bottled beer, cans, and growlers.
  38. Andre the Giant holds the world record for the most number of beers drunk in a single session. These were standard 12-ounce bottles of beer, nothing fancy, but during a six-hour period, Andre drank 119 of them.
  39. The biggest beer glass ever was measured to be 2.23 m (7 ft 4 in) tall and had a diameter of 1.12 m (3 ft 8 in). It took one hour to fill the glass, and it contained around 3,664 pints.
  40. Belgium is one of the most famous cities globally known for its beer. The city has around 1,500 beer brands and more than 700 different tastes.
  41. In ancient Egypt, there are also records of people being paid with beer. According to the Smithsonian, workers who built the pyramids were paid roughly four to five liters a day.
  42. Beer has been available on the McDonald’s menu in a number of European countries, including France, Germany, and Portugal, for some time.

Nutrition Facts of Beer

Here are the nutrition facts for about 12OZ(355ml) of beer with 4% alcohol.

  • Calories: 153
  • Alcohol:14 grams
  • Carbs: 13 grams
  • Protein: 2 grams
  • Fat: 0 grams

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