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.
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.