Six Pack of Beer Facts
Here are six weird beer facts that might impress your friends.
By Just Beer Community Collection on Nov. 23, 2016
Vikings believed that a giant, magical goat was waiting for them in Valhalla (viking heaven). Some stories say that the goats udders were filled with an endless supply of beer. Other stories say the goat produced honey- based wine. Either way, there’s booze in it which is pretty awesome.
Hammurabi was the sixth king of the First Babylonian Dynasty, reigning from 1792 BC to 1750 BC. He ordered that each person was to have a daily ration of beer, determined by their social status. The Babylonians took their beer so seriously that if you brewed a bad batch, your punishment was to be drowned in it.
The world’s strongest beer is Brewmeister’s Snake Venom English Barleywine. While regular beer usually has about 5% ABV, this Scottish killer has a stomach-burning 67.5% ABV.
In 1977, Steven Petrosino of New Cumberland, Pennsylvania drank 1 litre of beer in a shocking 1.3 seconds. This made him the World Beer Chugging Champion according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
The first recorded drunk driving incident was in 2000 BC. In ancient Egypt, an inebriated chariot driver was arrested after running over a young maiden. The driver was crucified on the door of the tavern that sold him the beer.
In 1814, a brewing tank containing roughly 1,500,000 litres of beer ruptured causing a tidal wave of beer through the streets of St. Giles, London. Although this seems like a beer lovers dream come true, houses were demolished and eight people died.
VIDEO: Psycho Dad’s Easter Beer Hunt
Easter beer hunts should be fun, but this poor dad did not think so. Hope yours went better than this one. WARNING: Viewers discretion for coarse language.
VIDEO: London Beer Flood
This may sound crazy, but it’s true. In 1814, a beer tidal wave killed 8 people in the streets of London. Watch these videos and learn more about it.
An Idea for Next Year’s Lent
17th-Century Catholic Monks invented an all-beer diet for Lent