Yesterday was National Beer Day. In Britain anyway. But that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate from wherever you are.
And because 15th of June marked this wonderful holiday, here are 8 awesome facts to help you celebrate and help you feel patriotic about the pint. (Should have been 15, but shoulda’, coulda’, woulda’.)
(There’s a nice little document that tells you what you’re supposed to do and how you’re supposed to feel on this day. Read it.)
Awesome Fact #1
Beer Helps Curb Cardio-Vascular Diseases.
While wine has long been associated as the healthier alcoholic beverage, beer drinkers face a 42% less chance of heart disease as compared to non-drinkers. So beer’s pretty damn good too.
But for all the facts and more such sound medical advice, go here.
Awesome Fact #2
The original brewers were women.
Yup. Dating right back to ancient Mesopotamia, women were the ones who were incharge of the entire brewing process. And we’ve been indebted to them ever since.
Just one of the many reasons to be a feminist. Here are some more.
Awesome Fact #3
Beer enables meditative feels.
That’s because there exists a Buddhist temple in Thailand that was built with over a million recycled beer bottles.
As if Buddhist monks weren’t cool and mysterious enough already.
Awesome Fact #4
Iron Maiden has its own beer.
This must always be on every cool-facts-about-beer list.
When the most badass band makes a badass brew, that’s fame being used for all the right reasons. Plus, they aren’t the only famous beer lovers. Cheggit.
Awesome Fact #5
In Germany, beer is used for public service.
At the start of Bavarian Beer Week in Germany, an open-air beer fountain dispenses free beer to the public.
A freakin’ beer fountain. For free!
Indian Government, are you listening?!!
Awesome Fact #6
Beer cleans everything up.
Turns out beer doesn’t just clear the heart and soul (and sometimes gut), but it’s also great for washing rusty utensils.
Apparently soaking copper vessels in beer for just a bit works wonders on stains and stubborn spots.
And that’s not the only thing you can use beer for.
Awesome Fact #7
There is a phobia associated with beer. (Sort of)
It’s called Cenosillicaphobia and it means ‘the fear of an empty glass’. We’ve all experienced it at some point, let’s be honest.
And if you ever feel yourself struggling with it, you know where to find help.
Awesome Fact #8
There is a beer somewhere in the world, made out of Bull’s Testicles.
And you thought your life was weird.
But that’s just one of the many weird ingredients people employ in the brewing process. Of course, we have a list of that as well.
We hope this list moves your inner drinker enough to come by and celebrate that such a glorious holiday exits over a pint. Maybe we can think of a way to introduce a National Beer Day in India too. We can’t think of a more befitting tribute to our favourite drink. Except the fountain. That is just the most badass thing ever.