This picture of an ancient tablet is actually a 5,000 year old beer receipt. ‘Alulu beer receipt’ records a purchase of “best” beer from a brewer, c. 2050 BC from the Sumerian city of Umma in ancient Iraq.
In 1956, the US government exploded a nuclear bomb near bottles of beer to see if beer would still be safe to drink in the event of the nuclear apocalypse. Conclusion: at least you can still safely get drunk in a nuclear wasteland.
American service members drank so much beer in Iceland that they cause a shortage and some bars ran out completely.
Global warming will lead to substantial decreases in barley crop yields, causing beer shortages and a sharp rise in the price of a pint, according to a new study.
In 1987, Corona sales plummeted when a rumor spread that their workers were peeing in their beer. The company traced its origins back to Heineken, whom Corona sued for $3 million in damages, but their reputation still suffered and their product was referred to as “Mexican piss water” for years.
Some bars in Germany are connected by a 5 km (3 Mile) beer pipeline.
The world’s oldest beer advertisement was on a Mesopotamian Stone Tablet dated approximately 4000 BC. It read “Drink Elba, the beer with the heart of a lion” and was accompanied by a “large breasted woman holding goblets of beer in each hand”.
For 150 years, whenever a new heir was born to the Annheiser-Busch brewing family, they would be fed five drops of Budweiser before even having their mothers milk.
In the UK, top lager companies remove and readd specific minerals to the water used in their brewing process – so that the taste of their beer is consistent. This is why locally brewed beers vary in taste depending on where you are in the country.
In 2014 Budweiser attempted to trademark the sound of a beer can opening.