Beer of the Week – Fun Beer Facts!

Fun Beer Facts

Beer of the Week Fun Beer Facts!

Check in with our FaceBook page or Twitter to find out what this weeks #BeerOfTheWeek is this week at R! In the mean time, here are some fun beer facts!

  • At any given time, 0.7% of the world is drunk. So 50 million people are drunk right now.
  • The world’s longest hangover lasted 4 weeks after a Scotsman consumed 60 pints of beer.
  • The strongest beer in the world has a 67.5% alcoholcontent
  • Slugs like beer.
  • Beer was not considered an alcoholic beverage in Russia until 2013
  • There’s a beer brewed from bananas in Africa.
  • At the Wife Carrying World Championships in Finland, first prize is the wife’s weight in beer.

Fun Facts from

  • After he won the Nobel Prize, Niels Bohr was given a perpetual supply of beer piped into his house.
  • A cloud near the constellation Aquila contains enough ethyl alcohol to fill 400 trillion trillion pints of beer.
  • Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty glass.
  • Oktoberfest originally started as a festival celebrating the 1810 marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig.
  • Winston Churchill called the concept of Prohibition “an affront to the whole history of mankind.”
  • Beer soup was a common breakfast in medieval Europe.
  • Steven Petrosino of New Cumberland, Pennsylvania downed 1 liter of beer or 33 ounces in a chilly 1.3 seconds in 1977 which made him a World Beer Chugging Champion according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

Facts from

  • Beer is one of the world’s oldest prepared beverages, possibly dating back to the early Neolithic or 9500 BC.
  • Stanford researchers found that beer bubbles create a gravity-defying loop. Bubbles head up in the center where frictional drag from the glass is less and down on the outside as the top gets crowded.
  • The Ancient Egyptians built the pyramids under the influence. According to Patrick McGovern, an archaeologist from the University of Pennsylvania, workers at Giza received about four liters of beer a day.
  • Beer prevents kidney stones. A study published in American Journal of Epidemiology estimated that a bottle of beer consumed every day reduces the risk by 40%.
  • Beer commercials in the US aren’t really allowed to show people actually drinking the beer. It’s a US law that people cannot actually be shown consuming an alcoholic beverage on television.

Some of our previous Beers of the Week!