The US government set a bunch of beer next to an atomic bomb blast to determine if it was still drinkable. In the event of a nuclear war, beer is safe to drink.
Hospitals keep a supply of beer for alcoholics in case they go through withdrawal (can be fatal). Some hospitals even have beer cans with prescription labels.
Ex-Prime Minister of Australia Bob Hawke once held the world-speed record for beer drinking. In his memoirs he suggested that this single feat may have contributed to his political success more than any other, by endearing him to a voting population with a strong beer culture.
Amsterdam pays alcoholics in beer to clean streets. For a day’s work, the men receive 10 euros (around $13), a half-packet of rolling tobacco and, most importantly, five cans of beer: two to start the day, two at lunch and one for after work.
It was a tradition in Ireland that if you donated a pint of blood, they’d give you a pint of Guinness to replace the iron.
There are fridges full of free beer scattered throughout Europe that will only open for Canadians.
You can make beer in your gut. A man’s intestinal tract was acting like his own internal brewery. The patient had an infection with saccharomyces cerevisiae. So when he ate or drank a bunch of starch — a bagel, pasta or even a soda — the yeast fermented the sugars into ethanol, and he would get drunk. Essentially, he was brewing beer in his own gut.
Australia largest ever petition of 792,985 signatures was submitted to parliament in 2000 to protest rising beer prices.
Martin Luther, father of the Protestant Reformation, once said; “Whoever drinks beer, he is quick to sleep; whoever sleeps long, does not sin; whoever does not sin, enters Heaven! Thus, let us drink beer!”