Today we are celebrating National Drink Beer Day!
Did you know that world-wide the beer industry sold over $661 billion worth of beer in 2017?
It’s no wonder that beer happens to be one of the world’s most popular consumed alcoholic beverages (and Homebrewing hobbies) in the world, followed by water and tea.
According to brewersassociation.org there are “currently 1.1 million people in the United States who homebrew their own beer, and 40% of them started the hobby within the last four years.”
My husband has currently joined the ranks of the 1.1 million homebrewers and plans on making this his Fall/Winter hobby, since here in the Midwest golf is out until next Spring.
I will definitely keep you posted on his progress, and hopefully have some pictures to share. But in the meantime, I hope you enjoy our Beer Facts.
So let’s celebrate National Beer Drinking Day by raising a glass, mug, or bottle of your favorite ale or lager and give a cheer to one of history’s oldest (dating back to 1040) man-made beverages.
Top 5 Intoxicating and Fun Beer Facts! Did You Know…
~ Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of having and empty beer glass, lol!
~ Beer strengthens bones! Who knew that it is rich in silicon which can help increase calcium deposits and minerals for your bone tissue.
~ Wow, now this is an interesting (and partially outdated) fact… It appears that the first professional brewers (brewsters as they were called) were ALL women. And as history shows, talent was not a requirement, but being appears that being very beautiful was.
~ A study that was published in the American Journal of Epidemiology estimated that consuming one bottle of beer every day has been shown to reduce the risk of preventing kidney stones by as much as 40%.
~ According to the Guinness Book of World Records: Back in 1977 Steven Petrosino, of New Cumberland, Pennsylvania “downed 1 liter of beer (33 ounces) in 1.3 seconds, making him the World Beer Chugging Champion.
Happy National Beer Drinking Day!
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