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Fun-Facts about Beer

We’ve received lots of submissions from you all, we’ve scoured the Internet, looked through lots of textbooks and have compiled a number of funny and interesting facts about beer, which are sure to be new to some people. Some of them are surprising and some are more off-key. We didn’t check all of these ‘facts’ exactly and there may well be a couple which contradict each other, so don’t take them too seriously and just enjoy (partially) expanding your knowledge of beer. They’re sure to get a few ‘experts’ into some heated discussions.

We hope you have fun!

Fun-Fact #1

Statistically 0.7% of the world is drunk at any time. Therefore 50 million people are drunk right now.

Fun-Fact #2

Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty beer glass.

Fun-Fact #3

The first professional brewers were women.

Fun-Fact #4

Louis Pasteur tested the „pasteurization“ process on beer before he turned to milk.

Fun-Fact #5

In the Land of the Pharaohs of Egypt, beer was the national currency.

Fun-Fact #6

In Argentina, political parties have their own brands of beer.

Fun-Fact #7

Beer was not considered an alcoholic beverage in Russia until 2013.

Fun-Fact #8

Many hospitals around the world offer beer to their patients.

Fun-Fact #9

The “Code of Hammurabi” made the act of watering down beer an act punishable by death.

Fun-Fact #10

Until the 1970s in Belgium, table beer was served in schools refectories.

Fun-Fact #11

The oldest known recipe is for a 4,000-year-old beer made by the Sumerians.

Fun-Fact #12

The number of spikes on a crown cap on a beer bottle is always odd numbered.


…more Fun-Facts will follow soon…


The information listed here is for entertainment purposes only. Some of the data is not entirely substantiated. Some of the info was sent to us by customers and we cannot assume liability for accuracy.

Some of these facts may seem to advocate excessive consumption of alcohol but we need to emphasise that a responsible approach to beer should be taken. Our beers are intended for your enjoyment and we hope that you do so responsibly.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact us using the following email address: info(at)