Beer Facts

11 facts tagged with Beer Facts

  • 1
    In the 1950s, the US government placed beer next to an atomic bomb blast to determine if it was still drinkable. The result: in the event of a nuclear war, beer is safe to drink!
  • 2
    The world record for alcohol consumption is by Andre the Giant, who drank 156 beers in one sitting (over 73 liters/16 gallons).
  • 3
    Scientists have developed a 'hangover-free' beer that has electrolytes, making it more hydrating and refreshing.
  • 4
    As part of an advertising campaign, Molson, a Canadian beer company, strategically placed 'beer fridges' around Europe that only Canadian passports could unlock.
  • 5
    Scientist Niels Bohr was “given a house next door to the Carlsberg brewing company, and had a pipeline running from the brewery into the house so that he could have a never-ending supply of fresh beer on tap”.
  • 6
    In 2011 Russia acknowledged beer as an alcoholic beverage. Before then, any drink under 10% volume was considered a soft drink.
  • 7
    In outer space there exists a gigantic cloud of alcohol which can be used to produce 400 trillion trillion pints of beer.
  • 8
    The Guinness Book of Records was originally published by Guinness Breweries as a reference for settling bar arguments.
  • 9
    In Bangladesh, $5 will buy a beer or a first-class train ticket for a cross-country trip.
  • 10
    The world's oldest known recipe is for beer.
  • 11
    It's illegal to drink beer out of a bucket while you're sitting on a curb in St. Louis!