It was the accepted practice in Babylonia 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer, and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the "honey month" or what we know today as the "honeymoon".
Beer is one of the oldest beverages, whose history dates back to the
sixth millennium BC.
In ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia drank beer.
Moreover, there are opinions that the barley and wheat have been cultivated there exclusively
for brewing beer, and the creation of bread was a side effect.
Chemical studies of ancient ceramic vessels show that beer was produced somewhere else 7,000 years ago in what is now Iran. Brewing became the first branch of human activity, where it was used biological fermentation process. Recent archeological finds show that Chinese settlers brewed beer-like alcoholic beverages within 7 millennia BC. Brewing had a small home-scale, and the methods that were used were similar to the methods of brewing beer in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia.
In 1740 Admiral Vernon of the British fleet decided to water down the
navy's rum. Needless to say, the sailors weren't too pleased and called
Admiral Vernon "Old Grog", after the stiff wool grogram coats he wore.
The term "grog" soon began to mean the watered down drink itself. When you were drunk on this grog, you were "groggy".
English beer "Tutankhamun" is brewed according to ancient Egyptian recipe. The scientists succeeded to disclose the secret of this beer with the electron microscope after they studied the fossilized remains of the walls of the brewing tanks.
Historically, brewing beer was considered a very important and noble task for women. In ancient Peru, the breweries were staffed by women of the elite. The women had to be of noble birth or extremely beautiful. “Brewster” is the correct term for a woman who brews beer.
During the excavation in the village of Kissonerga near Paphos in Cyprus in 2007, a group of archaeologists from the University of Manchester was discovered a structure, which was used as a brewery. It is the oldest brewery in the history. Her age is about 3.5 million years. Mortars for grinding grains and clay utensils for bewaring beer, vessels were also founded.
Brewery Schorschbrau from the Bavarian village of Oberasbach brews the strongest beer in the world with 57.5% alcohol. The brewing process of this beer lasts more than 6 months and it's price is 200 euros for 0.3 liters.
The oldest claimed functional brewery in the world: Bayerische Staatsbrauerie Weihenstephan near Munich, founded nine centuries ago in the year 1040.
In the 16th century in the Czech town of Trutnov at the city gates set the clock. The clock with a strong ringing reported after visiting time beer. Disobeyed were fine, if not could lose the right to consume beer for a year.
In 1642, the first brewery in America was built in Hoboken, New Jersey.
In times of fashion for Buddhism among american youth in the 70's is one of New York's Brewing Company hired several students and shaved their heads portrayed their logo. This gimmick was a huge success.
Every third world brewery located in Bavaria.
The world's largest beer museum is located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. The museum displays ancient brewery equipment and more than a million pieces, not counting the collection of labels, caps and cans, a rich exposition on the history of the brewery and breweries in America. There is also a great microbrewery for more than 1,000 seats.
Once the residents of several city blocks of the Polish city of Bydgoszcz had to pinch themself to make sure it is not a dream: it was a beer from the faucet instead of water. The cause of this accident was damage to the dispensing valve at the local brewery, resulting in a beer under a lot of pressure in flooded utility pipe.
In 1910, in the German town of Bingen am Rhein in one of the local breweries, during pumping beer brewery in one of vessel to another, workers mistakenly left open to the air valves. The consequence of this oversight was that the bottom of the vessel fell off and the beer spilled on the floor. Stop the flow of beer was not possible. After a few moments barrel that containing 2300 liters of beer was empty. Spilled beer flooded the entire plant and yard with outbuildings.
The first beer cans were produced in 1935. Drinkers were no longer going to taverns, and breweries needed to get beer into homes. The smaller packages made it much easier to get beer home.
In Georgia, every self-respecting city has its own brewery (for example, Ozurgeti with a population of 25,000 people drinking their own beer).
In the old days in the Czech Republic there was a curious way of assessing the quality of beer: the owners of breweries had to pour a bucket of beer on oak bench on which were seated members of the local magistrate, clad in leather pants. If for some time their pants stuck to the bench, the beer can be marketed.
There were 8 breweries In China in 1950, and by 1995 they became 800, and all of them produced 120 million hl of beer a year.
From the 1300s through the 1700s, American and European Universities had in-house breweries to provide beer to the students. Harvard had its own brew house in 1674 and five beer halls.
In New York, in the 18th century it was a fashion at the breweries and microbreweries. In 1890, there were 77, by 1910 the number dropped to 37, and now they are less than the fingers of one hand.
Pabst Brewery produced the first six-pack of beer in the 1940s. They did studies which found that six cans were the ideal weight for the average housewife to carry home from the store.
In one Munich brewery the beers are served in unusual beer mugs. As soon as you raise a mug on the table - Bavarian folk melody sounds. These ceramic mugs produces by Czech Republic.
There is an ad in one of Japanese breweries, that when the power of the earthquake under three points (on the Japanese scale) client gets free beer.
Some strange beer laws by State:
In Wisconsin, an underage person is prohibited from knowingly possessing an alcoholic beverage unless accompanied by his or her parent, guardian or spouse who has attained the legal drinking age.
In Faibanks, Arkansas, it is illegal to serve alcoholic beverages to moose.