Ten Great Beer Facts
Beer is one of oldest and most popular beverages around. People gather together with friends and drink beer as a way to socialize and, in some instances, get to know each other better. People give beer parties as a way of celebrating special occasions. Many sports fans enjoy gathering today and drinking beer while watching the game together. Others enjoy the bar scene where they can go out, listen to good music, and socialize with other beer drinkers.
Today, it is becoming increasingly popular to pair food and beer together to enhance a meal. Beer is accepted for almost any occasion, even when you just want to sit at home alone and relax.
There are some really fun facts associated with beer with which you may not be familiar.
Here are 10 fun beer facts for you to enjoy:
In the 1900s, most all saloons were owned by the brewing company that produced the beer sold there and the bartenders worked for $10-15 a week.
President Theodore Roosevelt went on an African safari and took a little more than 500 hundred gallons of beer with him.
The phrase “rule of thumb” came from brewers who used to dip their thumb into the mixture when the beer was processing to determine when it was the right temperature to add the yeast.
The phrase “wet your whistle” came from an interesting story from England. It seems that whistles were baked into the rim of the beer mugs as a way for the customer to alert the waiter they needed more beer.
The word “cerevisaphile” is used to describe anyone who loves beer.
The phrase “mind your Ps and Qs” came from the fact that the ale ordered in the English pubs was ordered by the pint or the quart. When someone would get out of line, the bartender would yell at them to mind their pints and quarts.
One of the oldest recipes every written was for the making of beer.
You will find beer being sold in vending machines, at train stations, and by street vendors in Japan.
The actors Bill Cosby, Bruce Willis, Chevy Chase, Tom Arnold, and Sandra Bullock are a few of the actors and actresses who started out as a bartender serving beer.
The second most popular beverage found anywhere in the world is beer, coming in behind tea.
There are many more fun beer facts available for you to enjoy. They are perfect for trivia games and make great conversational pieces.
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