Lovers of beer can talk about the strangest things. They bring up the best beer selections, the thickest beers and the healthiest to drink. So the next time you find yourself in a conversation with a few beer enthusiasts, blow their minds with some of these facts.
There is a phenomenal record for the largest selection of beer in the world. The Brickskeller settled nicely in one of Washington, D.C.'s finest neighborhoods boasts that it proudly serves over thousand different beers. But when the inventory was officially recorded by the Guinness Book of World Records in January of 2002, the selection came to 1,072. The owner Dave Alexander still thought that number was low. Beer comes in daily and
The National Institute of Aging definitely warns us to be aware of drinking problems that develop in old age because of certain factors. But, the National Institute of Aging has an interesting finding from an 18-year study that determined the advantage of consuming a drink a day in middle age. 50-plus men consistently scored higher on cognitive tests if they consumed a drink a day in middle age, than those men who were tested
But, the funniest fact I have ever heard about beer and the habits of men would have to be the story of when the pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock. When the pilgrims set sail, they had taken great stock in everything that they had put on their ships. They had enough food to make the trip and they had enough supplies otherwise. But, did they have enough beer? They might have thought they did, but even I know better than to think I have enough beer. So, why did the pilgrims land on Plymouth Rock? It's the age old secret
A passenger on the Mayflower writes in his diary, "We could not now take time for further search or consideration; our victuals being much spent, especially our beer." This passage has long been given credit for why the pilgrims decided to land on Plymouth Rock rather than travel down the coast to Virginia as originally planned. But, that story is successfully disputed by Chicago author Bob Skilnik who brings to light the entirety of the diary entry.
Skilnik notes that in the diary entry, the date is mentioned. It was written in December, a month after landing on Plymouth Rock. The reality of the landing was that there was certainly enough beer left on board
The interesting fact that arises is that several beer companies in order to try to prevent Prohibition printed ads in newspapers that distorted this passage as the reason the pilgrims settled on Plymouth Rock. They made this passage as if it was an American Historical fact so law makers looking closely at Prohibition laws would take it into consideration. Skilnik doesn't blame the beer companies and I don't either. Since then, the myth has grown stronger and is widely accepted
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