Top Fun Beer Facts You Would Never Believe Are True(You'll Never Believe #6)
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Beer has been a beverage bringing people together for centuries. (For those who are of legal age to drink of course.) The funny thing is, while there are many people who drink beer, how much do you really know about beer?
Do you know how strong the world's strongest beer is?
Or what state in the U.S drinks the most beer? (Chances are, you won't guess it right)
Or how about which country drinks the most Guinness world war? (Hint: It's not Ireland)
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Top 11 Fun Beer Facts That Are Hard to Believe
Beer Fact #1 - The Beer Flood on 1814
A beer wave of 388,000 gallons flooded London in 1814 after a huge vat at a brewery erupted. This would later be known as the "London Beer Flood". The brewery was eventually taken to court, but the judge and jury ruled the event an "Act of God", and found no one responsible. (Beer Fact Source)
Beer Fact #2 - Fear of an Empty Beer Glass
Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty beer glass. (Beer Fact Source)
Beer Fact #3 - "We Drink Beer Like Water" - Russia prior 2013
Beer was not considered an alcoholic beverage in Russia until 2013. Prior to that, it was considered a soft drink since it was under 10% alcohol in strength. (Beer Fact Source)
Beer Fact #4 - Banana Beer
There's a beer in Africa brewed from bananas. (Beer Fact Source)
Beer Fact #5 - The Winner of Most Guinness Beer Drank is...
More Guinness beer is drunk in Nigeria than Ireland, consuming 40% of all Guinness worldwide. The United Kingdom drinks the most worldwide, with Ireland coming in third. (Beer Fact Source)
Beer Fact #6 - The Winner of Most Beer Drank in the U.S is...
North Dakota drinks more beer than anyone. This may seem surprising and almost impossible with states like Nevada with Las Vegas and Florida with Miami, Orlando, Tampa Bay & countless colleges, but when it comes to drinking down beer, North Dakota takes the gold. As of 2015, each resident averaged drinking 43.6 gallons of beer. (Beer Fact Source)
Beer Fact #7 - The Strongest Beer in the World
The strongest beer in the world is was originated in Scotland and has a 67.5% alcohol content. Vodka, in comparison, is 40% alcohol. It's called Snake Venom and was originally debuted at 65% alcohol, until customers complained it was too weak. It's recommended to be drank like a whiskey, rather than a beer. (Beer Fact Source)
Beer Fact #8 - Beer Brings Peace
Norway's first aircraft hijacking was resolved after the hijacker surrendered his weapon in exchange for more beer. The hijacker, Stein Arvid Huseby, was drunk during the incident, and drank throughout. He also drank the planes supply of beer, and once he the plane ran out of beer, Stein made the deal. (Beer Fact Source)
Beer Fact #9 - The Longest Hangover in the World
The world's longest hangover lasted 4 weeks after a Scotsman consumed 60 pints of beer. It took 6 full months for the man to fully recover. (Beer Fact Source)
Beer Fact #10 - George Washington Was About His Brews
George Washington had his own brewhouse on the grounds of Mount Vernon.(Beer Fact Source)
Beer Fact #11 - Mega Beer Company
Every American craft brewery combined employs less people than Anheuser-Busch. Being that Anheuser-Busch is a mega beer making company, it wouldn't be surprising they have a lot of employee's. What may be surprising is just how many they have. The craft beer industry in total employs over 121,000 people. AB employs over 150,000. Cheers to that. (Beer Fact Source)
And that sums up the top facts about beer. Grab a pint, grab a pair of beer socks, and lets party! Be sure to ask us about designing your own custom socks as well! You can make custom socks related to beer, or anything you like.
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