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Beer Facts - Free info

Free Beer Facts. Did you know..
1} Beer was first brewed over 10,000 years ago.
2) In olden times (C14th/C15th) it was safer to drink beer than water. (Because they boiled the mixture called wort used to make the beer).
3) The standard ingredients are Malted Barley, Hops, Yeast and Water.
4) Wheat, rice, oats and rye can all be added to give a different flavour.
5) The Czech Republic consumes the most beer per capita, followed by Ireland then Germany.
6) Sam Adams brewery in Boston, Massachusetts, USA brew a beer called Triple Bock which is 17.5% ABV. That is stronger than most wines. So strong in fact that it is illegal to sell it in 14 states of the USA including neighboring New Hampshire.
7) In 17th century England drinkers in pubs had a whistle baked into the rim of their
beer mugs. The whistle was used to call the bar tender over for a refill. That is where the phrase "Wet your whistle" came from.

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