Beer is one of the oldest and most widely consumed alcoholic beverages in the globe. Beer is made from extracting raw materials with water, boiling, and fermenting. In some countries, beer is defined by law—as in Germany, where the quality ingredients, besides water, are malt, hops, and yeast.
1 Beer is the Third-most-popular Drink on Earth Overall, After Water and Tea
Beer is the third-most-famous drink on Earth overall, after water and tea. Alcoholic drinks like wine, beer, and liquor, which include the drug ethanol, are part of human culture for over 7,000 years. Non-alcoholic drinks often signify drinks that will normally contain alcohol, like beer and wine, but are made with only .5 percent or much less alcohol by volume. The category includes drinks that have undergone an alcohol removal process called non-alcoholic beers and de-alcoholized wines.
2 Ancient Sumerians Made Beer from “Bread” and “Malt”
The oldest known recipe of beer is for a 4,000-year-old one made by the Sumerians. Most of the societies that make bread also make some kind of beer. In a way, it is just a batch of bread gone wrong. If batter contains the enzymes to convert starch to fermentable sugars, either from malt, it will turn into beer, though not exactly a well-hopped lager with a creamy head of foam. As beers still are in some remote areas, it will be a bit sour, only slightly alcoholic.
Unlike American locations, McDonald’s in different international locations serve beer. Beer has been on McDonald’s menu for some time now in select European countries including France, Portugal, and Germany but this will be the first McDonald’s to serve alcohol in Asia since the year 2004 closure of its Fenwick Pier restaurant in Hong Kong. A “premium” McDonald’s restaurant in South Korea.
4 The Beer Industry in the US Turns Annual Profits of Over 100 Billion Dollars
In 2019, the U.S. beer industry sold 203.1 million barrels of beer. Put another way, in 2019, the U.S. beer industry sold the equivalent of more than 2.8 billion cases of 24-12 ounce packing containers or 406 million kegs worth of beer. Besides, the industry sold approximately 2.5 million barrels of cider and perry, equivalent to more than 34.4 million case equivalents. In the same year, 82 percent of all beer was domestically produced, and 18 percent was imported from more than 100 different countries around the globe.
5 Women Were the First to Ever Brew Beer in Ancient Egypt
In ancient Egypt, beer was traditionally brewed by women, that help them some way to earn more money and bartered goods. While the Greeks saw wine as a man’s drink, beer was considered effeminate, and thus was made and also consumed by women.
6 Louis Pasteur Wrote a Book on the Diseases of Beer and Also the Causes of It’s Spoilage
In 1866, French scientist Louis Pasteur published Etudes sur le Vin, about the diseases of wine, and Pasteur published Etudes sur la Bière (Studies on Beer) in 1876, concerning the diseases of beer. The research showed that, the growth of micro-organisms was responsible for spoiling beverages, such as beer, wine, and milk.
7 The World’s Strongest Beer – “Brewmeister Snake Venom”
The strongest beer in the world is “Snake Venom”, brewed from Scottish brewery, Brewmeister. It is 67.5% alcohol by volume. It’s made with smoked peat malt, both Champagne yeast and ale yeast. For comparison, most vodka is 40% above, with beers commonly between only 3% and 10% above.