International Beer Day facts

Beer is one of the oldest alcoholic beverages known to humanity, with its origins dating back to 5,000 BC in ancient Sumeria.

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Many iconic beer styles were developed by monks. Belgian Trappist beers, for instance, have a long history of being brewed in monasteries.

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The term "proof" used to measure the strength of alcoholic beverages originated from sailors who would test the alcohol content of their beer by igniting it. If it burned steadily, it was "100 proof."

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The world's oldest operating brewery, Weihenstephan Brewery in Germany, has been brewing beer since 768 AD.

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Moderation is key, but studies have suggested that beer, when consumed responsibly, may have certain health benefits, such as reducing the risk of heart disease and improving bone density.

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In 1814, a brewery tank in London burst, releasing 388,000 gallons of beer into the streets, causing a massive beer flood that led to destruction and loss of life.

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Did you know that Sapporo, a famous Japanese beer, was first brewed in 1876 at the foot of Mount Teine using the expertise of German brewmasters?

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In ancient Egypt, beer was used as currency for daily laborers. It was an essential part of their wages

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There are ice cream parlors that serve beer-flavored ice cream, offering a unique combination of two popular treats.

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While it's not recommended, there are non-alcoholic "dog beers" available on the market, specially formulated for canine consumption.

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