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!”
André the Giant once drank about 16 gallons of beer on one sitting.
Until 2011 in Russia anything under 10% alcohol was considered foodstuff and not alcoholic.
President Franklin D Roosevelt received a truckload of Yuengling beer delivered to the Whitehouse the day prohibition was ended.