13 Facts About Beer


Beer is one of the oldest and the most widely consumed alcoholic drink in the world.

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Beer is distributed in bottles and cans and is commonly available on draught, particularly in pubs and bars.

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Beer is one of the world's oldest prepared alcoholic drinks.

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Beer is recorded in the written history of ancient Egypt, and archaeologists speculate that beer was instrumental in the formation of civilizations.

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Beer was spread through Europe by Germanic and Celtic tribes as far back as 3000 BC, and it was mainly brewed on a domestic scale.

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Beer produced before the Industrial Revolution continued to be made and sold on a domestic scale, although by the 7th century AD, beer was being produced and sold by European monasteries.

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Beer made on a domestic scale for non-commercial reasons is today usually classified as homebrewing regardless of where it is made, though most homebrewed beer is made in the home.

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Beer is measured and assessed by bitterness, by strength and by colour.

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Beer served unchilled—either cool or at room temperature—reveal more of their flavours.

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Beer is dispensed from the beer tower into a drinking vessel.

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Beer is sometimes referred to as "liquid bread", though beer is not a meal in itself.

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Beer is considered to be a social lubricant in many societies and is consumed in countries all over the world.

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Beer contains the phenolic acids 4-hydroxyphenylacetic acid, vanillic acid, caffeic acid, syringic acid, p-coumaric acid, ferulic acid, and sinapic acid.

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