- Belgium has more than 400 different brands of beer – there is no country in the world that has more individual brands!
- Snails and slugs love beer, so if you’re looking to keep them from munching on your garden crops, put some beer in shallow containers at night.
- Germany is the only country that produces more hops in the world than the USA.
- The first professional brewers were women.
- In Norway, the word ‘Hangover’ directly translates to ‘Carpenters in the head’
- Brewers used to stick their thumb into the mix in order to check that the temperature was right, before adding yeast – this is where the phrase ‘rule of thumb’ was born.
- Beer is the third most consumed drink in the world! (only just behind tea and water).
- Cenosilicaphobia is the fear of an empty beer glass – terrifying, right?
- The people in the Czech Republic drink more beer than anyone else in the world – an average of 143 litres per person, per year.
- According to statistics, 0.7% of the word population is drunk right now – an estimated 60 million people. Beer is the biggest contributor!
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