25 Interesting Beer Facts That Will Leave You Tipsy

Posted by , Updated on August 18, 2014

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Beer is the world’s most widely consumed alcoholic beverage and the third-most popular drink overall (after water and tea). People all over the world just love beer. An average American consumes 23 gallons of the beverage a year. But do you know what nation has the highest beer consumption per head? Or what is the strongest beer in the world? To find out, check out these 25 little known beer facts.

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At any given time, 0.7% of the world population is drunk. It means 50 million people are drunk right now. Beer is obviously the main contributor to the drunkenness.

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The foamy head is a very important part of the beer. It is formed by a complex carbon-dioxide reaction and can say a lot about the quality of the beer. If the head is missing, it can mean that your beer is flat and bland-tasting.

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Beer and marijuana have more in common than you would think. Beer's hops are in the same family of flowering plants as marijuana.

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Beer strengthens bones. It is rich in silicon that increases calcium deposits and minerals for bone tissue.

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American president George Washington had his own brewhouse on the grounds of Mount Vernon.

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Did you learn something new from our 25 crazy beer facts? If you did, you may also enjoy these 25 Delicious Chocolate Facts You Won’t Be Able To Resist.

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