Top 10 Beer Facts Everyone Should Know

Whether you’re looking to impress your friends or win the next round of trivia, this list is worth the read. 

  1. The word “hangover” in Norwegian directly translates to “carpenters in the head”. 

  2. George Washington was a home brewer, and has even written down a recipe for “small beer” which can still be made today. 

  3. Millstream Brewery in Amana, IA is Iowa’s oldest brewery.

  4. If a Clydesdale’s horseshoe were to be straightened out, it would be more than 20 inches long and weigh about 5 pounds. 

  5. The moon has a crater named “Beer”.

  6. In the 1980s, a beer drinking goat by the name of Clay Henry was elected mayor of Lajitas, Texas. 

  7. In 1922, when scientist Niels Bohr won the Nobel Prize, Carlsberg brewery gifted him a never ending supply of beer piped directly into his house.

  8. The straw was invented for drinking beer. 

  9. Homebrewing beer only became legal in all 50 states in 2013. 

  10. IPAs were originally brewed to be more strong and hoppy to survive the boat ride from Britain to India.