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Interesting Facts and Trivia about Beer

In celebration of San Miguel Oktoberfest, which is celebrating 125 years in beer brewing, we’re sharing some of the most interesting and unknown information and facts and trivia about beer.

Interesting Facts and Trivia about Beer

We’ve listed down some interesting facts and trivia about beer below:

  • Beer was first available in bottles in 1850. It was first available in cans in 1935.
  • The oldest known recipe in the world is for beer, which is a 4,000 year old beer recipe made by Sumerians
  • In 2010, the world’s oldest drinkable beer was found on a Baltic Sea shipwreck, which was believed to have sailed over 200 years ago.
  • There are over 400 types of beer
  • Beer is the second most popular beverage in the world, coming in behind tea
  • American beer is made mostly by rice, unlike the beers of other countries. This was invented to give American beer a lighter taste and tap into the market of women buyers.
  • The first professional brewers were
  • According to a diary entry from a passenger on the Mayflower, the pilgrims made their landing at Plymouth Rock, rather than continue to their destination in Virginia, due to lack of beer.
  • The word beer comes from ‘bibere,’which means ‘to drink’ in Latin.
  • There are 400 types of beer with Belgium having the most individual beer brands in the world.
  • The fear of an empty beer glass is calle cenosillicaphobia
  • An open-air beer fountain dispenses free beer to the public at the start of Bavarian Beer Week in Germany.
  • The term for beer lover or beer enthusiast in cerevisaphile
  • You can buy beer in a plastic bag in China

Benefits of Beer

 Help prevent cancer

Xanthohumol is a flavonoid compound that is found in hops, which is commonly used in beer brewing. It’s been found that it plays a role in preventing cancer. Moreover, beer also contains polyphenols that is effective in fighting cancer.

Improve skin

Beer has vitamin E, an antioxidant that fights the effects of free radicals, helps prevent signs of aging, and keep skin hydrated.

Strengthens bones

Did you know that beer contains high amounts of silicone that is intricately linked to bone health? According to Lybrate, people who drink beer moderately are less prone to fractures due to higher bone density than people who don’t drink beer.

With all the newly-learned facts and trivia about beer, all the more reasons to have a glass of cold drink especially with San Miguel Oktoberfest!

This article first appeared in Windsor Tavern.  Windsor Tavern is part of the celebration with a promo of buy 1 take 1 beer on all Fridays of October. Visit every Friday, 9-10 pm at 2nd Floor, Humana Wellness Center, Sta. Rosa – Tagaytay Road, Barangay Don Jose, Sta. Rosa City, Laguna!

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