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This infographic was designed for WearYourBeer.com to educate beer drinkers {or non} about the history of beer.

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  • 1. 24 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT 2 1 ZYTHOLOGY {zith • owl • oh • gee} “Beer is proof that God loves us.” The study of beer and beer making, including the role particular ingredients play in the brewing process. –Ben Franklin The oldest written recipes 3 ever discovered by human beings are for making beer—written on stone tablets over over 5,000 years ago, in the form of songs. Oldest beer ad on a clay tablet— 4000 BC 4 adorned with a large-breasted woman holding two goblets and is inscribed with the caption “Drink Ebla Beer – the beer with the heart of a lion!” Drink Ebl 5 a Be er The first professional brewers were all WOMEN 2000 BC – the first recorded drunk driving incident. 6 HOPS In ancient Egypt, an inebriated charioteer is apprehended after running down a vestal virgin of the goddess Hathor. The culprit is crucified on the door of the tavern that sold him the beer, and his corpse allowed to hang there until scavengers reduce it to bones. used in beer are in the same family of flowering plants as Marijuana. 7 8 Beer gone bad. When British brewers tried to send their pale ales over to India, the beer would go bad during the long ocean voyage. Beer makers began to add extra alcohol and hops to help with the preservation. This inadvertently created a new style of extra bitter, extra powerful beers called India Pale Ales (IPAs). X X 9 10 There are 400 types of beer. Belgium has the most individual beer brands in the world. CENOSILLICAPHOBIA is the fear of an empty beer glass 11 $1,0 PER B OT 12 00 TLE More beer please! The agriculture revolution was started because people needed a way to make more beer. This led to inventions such as the plow, wheel, and irrigation systems. Most expensive beer: Vielle Bon Secours. This beer is so expensive that it is only sold in one bar, Bierdrome, in London. 13 Beer made with spit: Ancient Incan girls age 8-10 would chew corn into a pulp like consistency in their mouths, then spit the pulp out into huge vats of warm water to sit for several weeks. The viscous, cloudy, lumpy spit filled mixture would be later strained. The oldest claimed functional brewery in the world: 14 Bayerische Staatsbrauerie Weihenstephan near Munich, founded more than nine centuries ago in the year 1040. 15 Beer for health. Beer contains almost all of the minerals we need to survive. It was a staple of many diets during the European Middle Ages, when good nutrition was rare. You drank beer to survive. Drinking wasn’t just for adults. Children also consumed beer as a source of energy and nutrients. Beer makes you smarter. 16 A study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that women who drank moderately had better cognitive function compared to non-drinkers. Researchers pointed out that alcohol raises HDL cholesterol (that’s the good cholesterol), which is associated with a lower risk of heart disease and better cognitive functioning. Beer prevents kidney stones. 17 A study published in American Journal of Epidemiology found that “beer consumption was inversely associated with risk of kidney stones (in middle aged men). Each bottle of beer consumed per day was estimated to reduce risk by 40%.” 40% 18 Beer strengthens your bones. According to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, beer “protects bone-mineral density because of its high levels of silicon. This allows the deposit of calcium and other minerals into bone tissue. 6 mgs per liter Women and beer. 19 BREWS 21 TE R Historically, brewing beer was considered a very important and noble task for women. In ancient Peru, the breweries were staffed by women of the elite. The women had to be of noble birth or extremely beautiful. “Brewster” is the correct term for a woman who brews beer. In the 19th century, nursing mothers in Munich, Germany would drink up to 7 pints of beer a day under the belief that this was required in order to breast-feed their children. 22 20 In ancient Egypt there was a written law that prevented men from selling and making beer. DRINK BEER EVERY Don’t forget! Drink your daily ration of beer! DAY One of the oldest laws in the world to be passed is related to beer. Babylonian King Hummurabi decreed that each person was to have a daily ration of beer, determined by their social status. He then went onto say that women would be drowned if they served bad beer. Hectoliters 23 Czech Republic China USA Per Capita 6 pack to go Thirsty China. The Czech Republic drinks more beer per capita than any other country. For the past two years, China drinks more beer than any other country (350 million hectoliters). China is the fastest growing beer market in the world. The United States ranks number two by amount, but ranks 11 per capita. 24 The first beer cans were produced in 1935. Drinkers were no longer going to taverns, and breweries needed to get beer into the homes. The smaller packages made it much easier to get beer home. BEER BEER BEER BEER BEER BEER Sources: http://www.mandatory.com/2012/02/28/15-things-you-didnt-know-about-beer/8 http://www.beertruth.com/5-weird-things-you-probably-dont-know-about-beer/ http://weirdfacts.com/fun-facts-a-stuff/3271-beer-facts-a-quotes.html http://life.dailyburn.com/lifestyle/5-weird-health-facts-about-beer/ http://www.health24.com/Man/Social_addictions/748-767-3072,58320.asp http://voices.yahoo.com/strange-beer-facts-2462296.html http://www.sun-sentinel.com/entertainment/restaurants/libations/sfl-mark-cheers-beer-facts,0,2993075.htmlpage http://www.fermentarium.com/random-news/15-beer-factoids-that-will-make-you-look-smart/ http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa041152#t=articleResults http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/150/2/187.full.pdf http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/89/4/1188 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munich Brought to you by: WearYourBeer.com