Funny Drinking and Beer Trivia

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Ten Funny Fascinating Trivia and About Drinking in The USA

  1. Christopher Columbus brought Sherry on his voyage to the New World.
  2. Abraham Lincoln held a liquor license and operated several taverns.
  3. The national anthem of United States "The Star Spangled Banner," was written to the tune of a drinking song.
  4. Bourbon is the official spirit of the United States, by act of Congress.
  5. Bourbon takes its name from Bourbon County in Kentucky.
  6. The first recruiting station of the US Marines was a bar.
  7. It is estimated that there are 49million bubbles in a bottle of champagne.
  8. It is illegal to feed alcohol to Moose in Alaska and fish in Ohio.
  9. Beer, selling in bottles, began in 1850 and in cans in 1935.
  10. The USA has the highest minimum drinking age in the entire world.

Amusing Beer Fact

You'll be delighted to know, readers that beer does not make you fat. Will and Guy have discovered that it makes you lean: against tables, chairs, floors, walls and people.

Ten More Drinking and Beer TriviaFunny Beer Trivia

  1. The world's oldest known recipe - is for beer!
  2. Distilled spirits such as brandy, gin, rum, tequila, contain no carbohydrates, no fats and no cholesterol of any kind.
  3. The word 'toast,' which means wishing good health originated in ancient Rome where a piece of toasted bread was literally dropped into wine.
  4. Most people think that drinking alcohol raises the body temperature. Alcohol actually lowers the body temperature.
  5. During the reign of William III, a garden fountain was once used as a giant punch bowl. The recipe included 560 gallons of brandy, 1200 pounds of sugar, 25,000 lemons, 20 gallons of lime juice, and five pounds of nutmeg. The bartender rowed around in a small boat, filling up guests' punch cups.
  6. Methyphobia is fear of alcohol.
  7. In England, in days gone by, a whistle was baked into the rim or handle of ceramic cups used by pub patrons. When they wanted a refill, they used the whistle to get service. So when people went drinking, they would "wet their whistle."
  8. It's impossible to create a beverage of over 18% alcohol by fermentation alone.
  9. British men have been found twice as likely to know the price of their beer as their partner's bra size. A poll reported in Britain's Prima magazine found that 77% of males knew how much their beer costs but only 38% knew the correct size of their mate's bra.
  10. Most vegetable and almost all fruits contain a small amount of alcohol in them.
 
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Funny Beer Drinking Story Drink Beer

Beer Consumption Aids Dutch Independence: How the Dutch won their independence from Spain

The Dutch drank their way to victory and independence from Spain in 1648 through the taxes they paid on beer, according to a report in the Journal of American Association of Wine Economists Will and Guy can reveal.

Economists Koen Deconinck of the University of Leuven and Johann Swinnen of Stanford University, USA, wrote that taxes on beer 'played a crucial role in financing the revolt ... (and) were the single largest revenue source' for the outnumbered and outgunned Dutch, who were facing 'the mightiest empire on earth.' [Spain at this specific time].

Since beer was safer to drink than water, cheaper to buy than wine, and not as easily spoiled as milk, it was the drink of choice for many Dutchmen.

In his book, "Beer in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance," Robert Unger estimated that by the year 1600 per capita consumption of beer in Holland ranged from 400 litres to 600 litres (106 gallons-159 gallons).

As the Dutch revolt dragged on for 80 years, taxes on beer were increased until they became Holland's largest source of income. The levies were collected through a method "resembling the VAT system in use in many European countries ... (and it) allowed them to outlast the Spanish," Deconinck and Swinnen wrote.

At their peak, they estimated, war costs represented 11 per cent of Dutch gross domestic product. To put this in perspective, we have discovered that The Congressional Research Service estimated that at its peak, the Iraq war represented 1 per cent of U.S. GDP.

Spain, financing its war with Holland largely with taxes on gold and silver mined at colonies in the New World, spent roughly 6 per cent of its GDP, Deconinck estimated.

Unable to pay its troops for months at a time and facing almost annual mutinies, Spain signed the Treaty of Munster in 1648, officially recognizing the Dutch Republic and ceding the land north of Flanders to the rebels. The Dutch were also allowed to keep their overseas possessions and their monopoly over the East Indies trade, which they acquired during the revolt.

The treaty set the boundaries that still divide Belgium from the Netherlands.
An interesting and remarkable beer drinking story.

Another Tranche of Funny Beer TriviaFunny Beer Trivia

  • In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts. So in old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them to:
    Mind their own pints and quarts and settle down.  This is where we get the phrase: 'mind your P's and Q's'.
  • The three most common pub names are in the UK are: The Red Lion; The Crown; The Royal Oak. It is a sad fact, say Will and Guy, that as pubs are taken over more and more by the conglomerates that pub signs are diminishing and pubs are getting generic names like 'The Slug and Lettuce' which is a large chain.
  • In 1740 Admiral Vernon of the British fleet decided to water down the navy's rum. Needless to say, the sailors weren't too pleased and called Admiral Vernon, Old Grog, after the stiff wool *grogram coats he wore. The term 'grog' soon began to mean the watered down drink itself. When you were drunk on this grog, you were 'groggy', a word still in use today.

    * Grogram: A coarse, often stiffened fabric made of silk, mohair, wool, or a blend of them.
  • A beer lover or enthusiast is called a cerevisaphile.
  • Collect beer mats is called tegestology.
  • The oldest brewery in the United States is supposedly Yuengling in Pottsville, Pennsylvania - founded in 1829.
  • Beer Ads on television started in the 1940s.  One of the first cheeky / funny beer ads was Carling's: 'Hey Mabel--Black Label'.  The ad ran for 20 years from 1951 at the end of the advert the barmaid winked at the audience as she responded to: 'Hey Mabel--Black Label'.
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  • The smallest pub in Britain is claimed by three pubs: The Nutshell, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk; The Lakeside Inn, Southport, Merseyside; The Smiths Arms, Godmanstone, Dorset.
  • In the Czech Republic, beer is cheaper than Coca Cola, so we are led to believe.
  • In Norse mythology, a warrior who died in battle would go to Valhalla and be entitled to drink as much beer as he desired.
  • The longest pub name in the UK is 'The Old Thirteenth Cheshire Astley Volunteer Rifleman Corps Inn', Stalybridge, Manchester.
  • The highest pub in Britain is Tan Hill Inn, North Yorkshire at 1,732 feet above sea level.
  • There is a disagreement as to which is the oldest pub in Britain. It is between these 3:
    1) Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, Nottingham 1189
    2) The Old Ferry Boat , St Ives, Cambridgeshire possibly 10th century
    3) Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, St Albans possibly 11th century.
  • Here is the pub sign to the Barrel O'Beer pub which can be found in the town of Beer in Devon, England. Cheers! Beer Barrel
  • Before the invention of thermometers, the brewer tested the *wort by placing his thumb in it. When he could reliably place his thumb in the wort without having to remove it because of the heat, the wort was cool enough to pitch the yeast. Hence tone reason for the expression 'rule of thumb'.

    *Wort is the liquid extracted from the mashing process during the brewing of beer or whisky. Wort contains the sugars that will be fermented by the brewing yeast to produce alcohol.

Two Items of Food Beer Trivia

Beer Ravioli: TastyBeer Ravioli

Beer loving Mark Zable creates the snack by putting beer inside dough and dunking it in hot oil for just 20 seconds.

This means that when diners bite into the pretzel-like dough it mixes with the beer in what is claimed to be a delicious taste sensation. Yummy declares Will.

Mr Zable said it had taken him three years to concoct the cooking method and he refused to reveal to us if any secret recipes were involved.

His deep-fried beer will be officially introduced in September 2010; and the Texas Alcoholic Commission has said people need to be aged 21 to buy it.

Mr Zable originally used Guinness in the ravioli type pasta but has said he may switch to paler ale. He commented to Will and Guy, 'Nobody has been able to fry a liquid before. It tastes like you took a bite of hot pretzel dough and then took a drink of beer.'

We learned that Mr Zable has previously invented dishes including chocolate-covered strawberry waffle balls and jalapeño corndog shrimps. Tasty stuff says Guy.

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For Desert: Beer Trifle!Beer Mirage

McVeigh grabs a clutch of beers from an ice bucket in the kitchen. He enjoys "weaving extreme beers" into the picnic-style meal, opening with Oude Geuze Boon, a Belgian Lambic beer produced by spontaneous fermentation - the closest a beer comes to champagne, according to McVeigh. A liquoricey Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout (9.5 per cent) and Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Ale (6.7 per cent) follow.

There's even a "beer" eau de vie to match the pudding: a clear, hop-distilled Bertrand Fleur de Biere (40 per cent), which is poured reverentially into thimble-sized glasses as Harris kneels to serve the magnificent trifle from a huge conical glass bowl. The children down playthings and form a disorderly queue, bowls in outstretched hands. It's a treasure trove of a dessert that has guests guessing the ingredients: white-wine vanilla sauce, roasted apricots, red fruit jellies, "beer" and pink praline sprinkles.

Guy has yet to master these recipes, 'bur ist fun twying! ......'

 

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