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
U.S. rank among global beer producers in 2013:
2nd w/224 million hectoliters produced
Total Value of the U.S. Craft Beer Market in 2013:
Amount of beer consumed per person in U.S. in 2013:
27.6 gallons per drinking-age adult
US State that consumed the most beer per capita in 2013:
North Dakota (43.3 gallons of beer per drinking-age adult)
The world's strongest beer (by ABV):
Snake Venom by Brewmeister (67.5% ABV)
Biggest beer-drinking country in the world:
Czech Republic (almost 40 gallons per year)
The country with the most expensive beer:
Most expensive beer in the world:
Vielle Bon Secours @ $1,000/bottle
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)
Bonus factoid: Did you know that beer and pot are cousins???
Hops (ingredient in beer) is actually from the same plant family as marijuana.
Image credit: Matthew Hurst via flickr
Labels: alcohol, beer, food