Five Random Facts About Beer You Probably Didn’t Know

Just because you drank one microbrew last weekend doesn’t mean you know everything there is to know about beer.  Sorry to break that news.  Anyway, here are five random facts about beer you probably DON’T know.

#1.)  There’s a term for the study of beer and beer making.  It’s called zythology.  (–zith-owl-oh-gee)

 

#2.)  The first drunk driver was . . . a guy riding a chariot in ancient Egypt around 2,000 B.C.  He ran over a woman, and was CRUCIFIED on the door of the tavern where he was drinking.

 

#3.)  The hops in beer come from the same family of flowers as MARIJUANA.

 

#4.)  When the British tried to ship beer to India . . . by sailing all the way around Africa . . . it would go bad.  So they added extra hops, which made the beer more powerful and bitter.  Those beers were known as India Pale Ales . . . or IPAs.

 

#5.)  Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an EMPTY BEER GLASS.

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