10 Things You Didn't Know About Beer

Today we take a look at a product that many of us consume, yet some of us may not recall consuming it: beer.

Beer is an interesting product. Even after thousands of years in existence, beer is still as popular as ever, filling countless purposes for consumers across the globe.

Here are a few facts and stats about beer that you may not have known. Enjoy (responsibly, of course)!

Earliest known evidence of barley beer:

3500-3100 BC in Western Iran
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U.S. rank among global beer producers in 2013:

2nd w/224 million hectoliters produced
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Total Value of the U.S. Craft Beer Market in 2013:

$14.3 billion
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Amount of beer consumed per person in U.S. in 2013:

27.6 gallons per drinking-age adult
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US State that consumed the most beer per capita in 2013:

North Dakota (43.3 gallons of beer per drinking-age adult)
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The world's strongest beer (by ABV):

Snake Venom by Brewmeister (67.5% ABV)
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Biggest beer-drinking country in the world:

Czech Republic (almost 40 gallons per year)
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The country with the most expensive beer:

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Most expensive beer in the world:

Vielle Bon Secours @ $1,000/bottle
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Year that the Guinness brewery building lease in Dublin, Ireland expires:

The year 10,759 (yes, Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000 year lease in 1759)
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Bonus factoid: Did you know that beer and pot are cousins??? 

Hops (ingredient in beer) is actually from the same plant family as marijuana.
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Image credit: Matthew Hurst via flickr

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