40 years ago today, the Cleveland Indians staged Ten Cent Beer Night at their home stadium – and it ended with a riot, the Texas Rangers leaving the field armed with bats, and the Indians forfeiting the game.
It was common for hospitals in Germany to have a brewery. Patients would get a beer before go to bed.
A British soldier once won the Victoria cross for attacking the enemy with beer bottles during the 1950 Korean war. “By the time the platoon were attacked, the bottles were empty, thus constituting suitable weaponry.”
A brewing company’s making a zombie beer using actual brains. Dock Street Brewing Co. in Philadelphia is brewing a special beer in honor of the The Walking Dead which will be released for the show’s season finale on March 30th. What is it, exactly? The brew, named Dock Street Walker, is an American Pale Stout made with wheat, oats, flaked barley, cranberry and smoked goat brains.
The man who invented the first beer tap also invented the modern toilet.
German monks living off nothing but beer during Lent felt guilty because it tasted so good. So they brought the beer to Rome for the Popes approval of the practice. But on the journey it went bad. Pope tasted it. Pope hated it. Monks were allowed to have it for Lent.
New Belgium Brewing company (makers of Fat Tire, Blue Paddle, etc) will only ship their beers cold, but since it is illegal in Oklahoma and Utah liquor stores to sell cold full-percentage beer (+3.2%), New Belgium refuses to distribute its product there.
Norway’s first aircraft hijacking was resolved after the hijacker surrendered his weapon in exchange for more beer.
Following the coronation of Russian Tsar Nicholas II, 1,389 people were killed in a stampede because people were afraid there would not be enough beer for the entire celebration.