Q: Who invented the Guinness "Surge and Settle?"
A: Michael Edward Ash, a British mathematician and brewer.
Q: True or False: The Code of Hammurabi ordered bartenders who watered down beer to be executed.
A: False! While this is a common beer myth, the law actually forbids selling beer for cash in an attempt to short customers of the barter price.
Q: Where was the world's largest glass of beer?
A: Stod Fold Brewing Company, Halifax, United Kingdom. According to the Guinness Book of World Records (and they know something about beer!), the current record for largest glass of beer was set on July 6, 2014, by Ed Dupuy and Angus Wood. The glass contained 2,082 litres (457.99 gal, 550 US gal).
Q: How many liters of beer are lost in Great Britain due to facial hair?
A: 93,000 liters of beer are rumored to be lost each year because facial hair.
Q: True or False: Vikings drank from the skulls of their enemies.
A: False. This myth is based on a mistranslation of an old Norse poem.
Read more to learn more historical misconceptions.
Q: Why does the moon have a crater named "Beer?"
A: Not because the person who discovered it loved a cold one, unfortunately! It was named after German astronomer Wilhelm W. Beer, who mapped the moon.
Q: True or False: FCC regulations ban consumption of beer in commercials
A: False, but that doesn't mean breweries can show it freely! It's up to each television network to set their own policy. Since some networks do regulate displays of alcohol consumption, it's easier for breweries to make ads that can be aired on any network.
Q: Who said, "What America needs now is a drink," and what were the circumstances?
A: This is a quote from Franklin D. Roosevelt at the end of Prohibition.
Q: In what year was the London Beer Flood?
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Q: How much electricity does it take to power Oktoberfest?
A: Approximately 2.7 million kilowatt hours. The event requires 43 kilometers of cable and 18 transformer stations to keep it going!
Q: Where was the world's oldest beer recipe from?
A: Mesopotamia. The oldest known beer recipe is a 3,900-year-old Sumerian poem honoring Ninkasi, the goddess of brewing.
Q: Name the 15 countries where McDonald's serves beer.
A: In 2017, McDonald's in the following countries served beer:
- Czech Republic
- South Korea
Q: How strong is Brewmeister Snake Venom, the world's strongest beer?
A: Snake Venom has an ABV of 67.5%!
Q: What is a slug beer trap?
A: A slug beer trap is a trap used to catch slugs and snails in the garden. Slugs and snails are attracted to beer and so beer can be used to create simple traps to capture them.
Q: Who is Mbaba Mwana Waresa?
A: Mbaba Mwana Waresa is the Zulu goddess of rain, agriculture, and beer. She is celebrated for her search of true love.
Q: What did Carlsberg Brewery in Copenhagen gift to 1922 Nobel Prize winner Niels Bohr?
A: Carlsberg gave Bohr a house next to the brewery... including a direct beer pipeline!
Q: What is the word
"Saccharomyces" derived from?
A:"Saccharomyces" comes from the Greek compound for "sugar-mold."
Q: Which U.S. state disallows bars from selling beer unless a kettle of soup is brewing?