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There is enough ethyl alcohol in the interstellar clouds near the Aquila constellation to make 4 × 10^26 pints of beer.
Hopped beers first appeared in Germany around 1000 AD, replacing gruit, a traditional mixture of herbs used for bittering and flavoring.
Anthropologists have recently postulated that humans settled into an agrarian culture not for the excess food production, but for the alcohol they could brew with i
On average, 50 million people, or 0.7% of the world's population, are intoxicated at any given moment.
The German Reinheitsgebot law of 1516 outlawed the use of anything other than water, hops and barley in the production of beer. They didn't know about yeast yet.
In 1884, more than 300,000 gallons (about a million pints) of beer flooded the streets of London killing eight people in total after an accident at Meux & Company Brewery.
Hops, hemp, marijuana and hackberry trees all reside in the same Linnaean family, Cannabacea.
Maillard reactions between amino acids and a wide variety of sugar molecules are responsible for the taste, aroma and color of a beer.
Worcestershire sauce is made from anchovies, onions, garlic and spices. The mix is soaked in vinegar and aged until it has completely emulsified. The sauce contains the bones and all.
The first recorded soup recipe dates back to 6000 BC and was made from hippopotamus meat. No word on what the serving size was.
The restaurant industry is the largest employer in the U.S. employing over over 12 million people. 25% of adults in the U.S. had their first job in a restaurant.
The most expensive scotch in the world, Macallan 64 Year Old in Lalique, sold for $460,000 at auction.
Honey is the only food that doesn’t spoil...ever! If it's crystallized, it does not mean it’s bad, just heat it up and put it on your food of choice.
Americans consume more than 2.5 billion pounds of pickles each year and favor the sour kind over the sweet.
Tonic water contains quinine which helps fight malaria. British colonials used the bitter flavor of the quinine to balance out the sweetness of gin...hence gin & tonic.
The average person in the U.S. consumes 33 gallons of beer per year, but only 2.8 gallons of wine.
A pint of the average lager contains just as many calories as a slice of pizza...with more alcohol and less grease.
If you enjoy guacamole you can thank the state of Florida. The first avocado tree in the US was planted in Florida in 1833.
Nabisco’s “Oreo’s” are the world’s top-selling brand of cookie with 6 billion sold each year. The first Oreo was sold in 1912.
The average child will eat 1,500 PB sandwiches by high school graduation.
Saffron is the most expensive cooking spice and historically was worth more than its weight in gold.
In US dollars, a pound of potato chips costs two hundred times more than a pound of potatoes.
Beer began being put in bottles in 1850. Canned beer didn't arrive until 1935 after canning technology was perfected during World War I.
The longest bar in America is 405 feet 10 inches, and is located at the Beer Barrel Saloon in Put-in-Bay, Ohio.
The average bottle of Champagne has over 49 million bubbles! The finer the bubbles, the better the champagne.
In 1916, George Jung, a Los Angeles noodle maker invented the fortune cookie. In China they're considered American food.
Brewmeister’s “Snake Venom” is the world’s strongest beer, coming in at 67.5% ABV.
The average American eats 28 pigs, 10 cows, 63 turkeys, and 1921 chickens in his or her lifetime.
The Star Spangled Banner was originally titled "The Defense of Fort McHenry" and was written to the tune of a drinking song. The name was later changed to reference the new flag.
The term “toast” dates back to the Roman Empire when it was common to drop a piece of toasted bread into wine before drinking and was a wish for good health.
Located in Boston, The Union Oyster House is the oldest restaurant in the US and has been around since 1826.
In 2010, 79 bottles of preserved Champagne were discovered in a shipwreck in the Baltic Sea, 11 of which sold for $156,000 at auction.
The first coasters were produced in Germany in 1880 and were made of cardboard. People who collect them are called tegestologists.
China consumes more wine by volume than any other country in the world, but the Vatican City consumes even more per capita.
Bartenders in ancient Babylon could be executed for watering down beer under the Code of Hammurabi.
Sherry, Brandy, Port and Balsamic vinegar are all aged in an ongoing process known as Solera that fractionally blends newer and older vintages over long time periods.
When spirits are barrel aged, an average of 2% of alcohol is lost to evaporation each year and is referred to as the "angel's share".