The story so far
In 7000 BC, the oldest known archaeological evidence of brewing has been found which was followed by finding the recipe of beer in 3500 BC. It was only in 1750 AD that the onset of industrial revolution made beer widely popular. From the year 1919-1933, the US constitution was amended to outlaw the sale of beer. In the year 2007, the largest beer bong was built with one funnel and two 25 meters garden hoses.
How beer is made
Beer is made using equipment's like Fermented air lock and stopper, thermometer, racking cane and tubing, bottle filters, bottles, kitchen supplies and sanitizing agent.
The ingredients that go into making of beer include barley, water, hops and yeast. Beer is made when brewers yeast converts the malt sugar into alcohol and carbon dioxide.
Interesting facts about Beer
Camel beer was made from 100% camel pool, making it rich in fiber!
One way to categorize beer is by the way it feels in the mouth!
Drinking on an empty stomach has more of a drunken effect because that way the alcohol gets absorbed faster.
Beer is mainly composed of water!
Countries with maximum alcohol consumption
Moldova’s per capita annual alcohol consumption is 18.22 L making it the country with the highest alcohol consumption in the world. It is followed by Czech Republic, Hungary, Russia, Ukraine and Estonia. Czech Republic consumes the maximum beer in the world whereas France consumes the maximum Wine.
Contrary to popular notion, beer must not be consumed at ice cold temperature. Infact beer must not be consumed below the temperature of 40 degree F.
Blonde ale beer goes best with chicken, salmon, salad and Monterey Jack whereas Hefeweizen beer is best enjoyed with salad, seafood and sushi.
It has been found that having a pint of beer a day reduces risk of heart disease by 31% and it also prevents the development of diabetes later in life.
Production of Beer
Europe produces 32.2 % of the total beer produced in the world while Asia and Middle East produce 31.7%. This is followed by North America with 19%, South America with 15%, Africa with 5% and Australia/Oceania with 1.2 % of the total world produce.
World’s strongest and strangest beers
The world’s strongest beer title has been given to “Brouwerij ‘T Koelschip start the future” which has 60% ABV (alcohol by volume). This beer is as strong as 12 bottles of Budweiser beer.
The Stone Smoked Porker beer contains smoke as one of its ingredients and has 5.9 % ABV whereas Chocolate donut beer consists of chocolate, vanilla and caramel!
Benefits of beer
The daily wage of a pyramid worker in the ancient times was 1 gallon of beer!
In medieval Europe, an average individual consumed about 66 gallons of beer in a year. As of today, an average person consumes about 22 gallons of beer annually.
Periodic table of beers
Beer is classified using categories such as style name, ABV, IBU (International bitterness unit), original gravity, final gravity, style number and SRM (colour by standard reference method).
The top 5 states for alcohol tax revenue in the US are North Carolina, California, Pennsylvania, Florida and Texas, Texas being the highest. Across the world, about 54 % men and 27 % women chose beer as their favourite alcoholic