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20 Beer Facts In Honor of International Beer Day

Beer drinkers rejoice—it’s International Beer Day! Founded in 2007, this international holiday (always the first Friday in August) was created to celebrate the production, consumption, and enjoyment of beer.

On this day, expect to find beer specials and events at bars, restaurants, and breweries across the world! Raise your glass for International Beer Day!

  1. The builders of the Great Pyramid of Giza were paid with a daily ration of beer.
  2. Fried beer won Most Creative Fried Food at the 2010 Texas State Fair.
  3. The top five states for beer consumption per capita: 1. North Dakota, 2. New Hampshire, 3. Montana, 4. South Dakota 5. Wisconsin.
  4. George Washington insisted his continental army be permitted a quart of beer as part of their daily rations.
  5. A cloud near the constellation Aquila contains enough ethyl alcohol to fill 400 trillion trillion pints of beer.
  6. Germany is home to a beer pipeline. Taps in Veltsin-Arena are connected by a 5km tube of beer.
  7. Winston Churchill called the concept of Prohibition “an affront to the whole history of mankind.”
  8. The moon has a crater named Beer.
  9. In the 1980s, a beer-drinking goat was elected mayor of Lajitas, TX.
  10. The oldest known recipe is for a 4,000-year-old beer made by the Sumerians.
  11. A beer wave of 388,000 gallons flooded London in 1814 after a huge vat erupted.
  12. Light is what makes beer go bad.
  13. Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty beer glass.
  14. The world’s longest hangover lasted 4 weeks after a Scotsman consumed 60 pints of beer.
  15. Beer and marijuana are cousins. Beer’s hops are in the same family of flowering plants as marijuana.
  16. More Guinness beer is drunk in Nigeria than Ireland.
  17. Norway’s first aircraft hijacking was resolved after the hijacker surrendered his weapon in exchange for more beer.
  18. The strongest beer in the world has a 67.5% alcohol content.
  19. In Argentina, political parties have their own brands of beer.
  20. There’s a beer in Africa brewed from bananas.
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