Beer Facts – 26 Interesting Facts About Beer
Facts About Beer
Guinness beer traces its origin in the brewery of Arthur Guinness (1725–1803) at St. James’s
Gate brewery in the capital city of Dublin, Ireland. However today the brand of beer is available in over 50 countries and more Guinness beer is drunk in Nigeria than Ireland.
The Peron Peron bar started the trend by naming its beer after General Juan Domingo Peron’s wife Evita.
Others were quick to follow and today we have “Montonero”, dark ale and gets its name from the 1970s guerrilla group, and “Double K” in honor of Argentine leader Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and her late husband, president Nestor Kirchner.
Norway’s first aircraft hijacking, the Braathen SAFE Flight 139, occurred in Norway on 21 June 1985 by Stein Arvid Huseby, and it was resolved when the hijacker surrendered his weapon in exchange for more beer. Later he was sentenced to three years in prison.
When scientist Niels Bohr won the Nobel Prize in 1922, the Carlsberg brewery gave him a perpetual supply of beer piped into his house.
Niels Bohr won the Nobel Prize for Physics for his path breaking Quantum theory and Atomic structure in 1922 and the Carlsberg brewery gave him a house adjacent to its brewery. It even had a direct pipeline with beer flowing from the brewery right up to the Beer tap in Bohr’s house. And this service was given for a life time.
Beer brewer Alfred Heineken along with Dutch architect John Habrakenin 1963 designed a beer bottle which could serve as a brick for building houses. Today a shack at the Heineken estate and a wall constructed with the designer bottles at the Heineken Museum in Amsterdam are the only structures where the ‘beer brick’ was used.
Beer lovers would consider Austria as their Mecca, a country which offers beer-centered experience with beer trivia, beer history, and of course, beer drinking. However the most astonishing is the “planet’s only beer-swimming-pools” seven pools of warm beer 13-foot deep and filled with 42,000 pints of beer.
The 39th President of the US, Mr. Jimmy Carter signed a bill H.R. 1337 with an amendment proposed by Alan Cranston which envisages an exemption from taxation of beer brewed at home for personal or family use. It annulled the Prohibition laws over 50 years previous.