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Interesting facts about beer

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Beer is a low-alcohol beverage produced by alcoholic fermentation of malt wort (most often based on barley) with the help of beer yeast, usually with the addition of hops. The content of ethyl alcohol in most beers is about 3.0–6.0% by volume. (strong contains, as a rule, from 8% to 14% by volume, sometimes they also emit light beer, which contains 1-2% by volume, separately emit non-alcoholic beer, which does not include here), dry substances (mainly carbohydrates) 7 —10%, carbon dioxide 0.48–1.0%.

Beer is the most famous and oldest drink on our planet. It is popular in any country, and most adult people have tried it and know its taste. Nevertheless, despite the popularity, there are many facts related to beer, which most people do not even realize.

1. Beer and facial hair

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Thick hair on the face can make it difficult to drink beer. It can also be used to make beer. A brewer in Oregon actually discovered a way to make a frothy drink from yeast collected from his own beard. Although it may seem rather nasty, it works. After all, most of the yeast in the world for fermentation is collected from rotting rocks. Why then they can not ferment in a beard.

2. Foam

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Many beer lovers do not approve of foam at the top of the glass: it complicates the process of drinking and looks unappetizing to some people. However, the foam is a very important part of beer. A frothy “cap”, as it is called, is formed during a complex reaction of carbon dioxide and can say a lot about the quality of beer. Many famous beers, including Guinness, are characterized by a thick frothy cap. Its absence may mean that the beer is probably exhausted and tasteless. “The holy grail of foam enthusiasts is the so-called“ Brussels lace ”- an ideal foam that does not settle and forms a lace pattern in a glass after it is empty.

3. Marijuana and beer

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Not many people know that marijuana and beer are in fact quite close relatives. The flavoring in beer, hops, is a member of the hemp family, which (as you can guess by name) also includes hemp. Despite the fact that these are plants from the same family, they are shared by many genetic properties.

4. Dead animals and beer

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Taxidermy is definitely one of the few things that is not at all associated with beer. At least that's what most people think. But the British brewery BrewDog clearly does not agree with this and released in 2011 the strongest beer in the world with a strength of 55 percent. And its main chip was that each bottle of the drink, which was called “The End of History”, was placed inside the stuffed animal (the cork stuck out of its mouth).

5. The oldest beer in the world

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Although there is a lot of information about drinking beer throughout history, real recipes for ancient beer are very difficult to find. In 2010, shipwreck remains were found near Finland. In the hold of the ship they found real treasure - the oldest beer in the world suitable for drinking. To taste, it had notes of burnt cork and a sour taste (the latter was attributed to the fermentation process, and the actual taste was supposed to be much more pleasant). Now they are going to start producing a new brand of beer according to this ancient recipe.

6. Michael Jackson and beer

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When discussing Michael Jackson, most beer lovers do not mean the king of pop music. They talk about British Michael Jackson (1942-2007), a scientist who researched beer and invented new recipes. Jackson (who was nicknamed "The Beer Hunter") was a writer and journalist who single-handedly saved beer from non-existence in the late 1970s (at the time beer was considered a disgusting drink of the poor). Jackson, on the other hand, always thought that beer was an important component of culture and without his research the modern world of alcohol would be completely different.

7. Water and beer

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Although the water is usually rather tasteless, it is actually a very important factor in the taste of beer. After all, the main ingredient of beer is water, and no ingredients will save the beer if it is brewed in low-quality water. Throughout history, many brewers based their production exactly where there was quality water.

8. Pyramids and beer

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In ancient Egypt, there were so many bacteria in the water of the Nile that the locals often drank beer instead of water. This was useful during the massive construction projects of the Egyptians. When the pyramids of Giza were built, the workers were partially paid with beer. They were kept in a constant light drink, giving out beer three times a day. Without this, the workers would surely rebel.

9. Peruvian Saliva Beer

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Chicha is a traditional Peruvian corn beer that is said to have been brewed in the Inca era. His secret ingredient was extremely strange — it was saliva. There are many strange bacteria and enzymes in a person’s mouth. Some of them can really replace the brewing process. This means that the fermentation process of the corn can be activated by chewing it, moistening it in the mouth, and then spitting it out into the beer mixture.

10. The best beer in the world

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Beers are extremely difficult to rank. After all, this is purely a matter of taste, and some like one beer, others like a completely different sort. However, when it comes to choosing the absolutely best beer in the world, all beer lovers agree on one opinion - Westvleteren 12. This is a 10.2 percent dark beer with a sophisticated, chocolate flavor. And produces his monastery in Belgium.

More facts about beer

= There are more than 20,000 beer brands in 180 styles in the world, from light to dark, as well as ice cold beer.

= Beer has been a popular drink for a long time. The Babylonian clay tablets show detailed recipes for making beer back in 4300 BC. Beer was also brewed by the ancient Chinese, Assyrians and Incas.

= Egyptian text 1600 BC gives 100 medical prescriptions for the use of beer. A few years ago, the New England Brewery produced 1,000 bottles of Tutankhamun from a 3,200-year old recipe found in the temple of the sun of Queen Nefertiti.

= Commercial creation of beer was established in 1200 AD in Germany. In 1506, the German Law of Purity was issued, determining that the components of beer should only be water, barley, and wheat. To store bottled beer began in 1605.

= Brewing is the process of turning water and grain into beer through a yeast catalyst. The quality of the water is extremely important.

= Getting dry grain ready for fermentation is called malting. Grain immersed in water until it germinates. Then it is dried or fried.

= Barley has been the grain of choice for thousands of years. The longer the barley fry, the darker the beer.

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= Sugar with yeast is converted to alcohol. The various yeast enzymes give different flavors.

= There are two types of native beer that are still produced in Europe - this is the Belgian "lambic" and the Finnish "sahti", which are produced from rye malt. They are boiled with yeast during fermentation. Both taste great.

= The best taste is usually obtained if the beer contains ethanol 4.7% by volume. If less, the beer has a milder taste. If more, it spoils the taste.

= The strongest beer brand is the German brand "Eisbock", beer has 14% ethanol by volume.

= Ice beer produces a freezing brew and filtering through ice crystals, increasing the alcohol content. This process, as is well known, in the Middle Ages was called “cold distilling,” and the ancient Chinese made a drink from rice in just this way. Canadians have adopted a cold distillation method for ice beer.

= The oldest brewery in Munich is Augustiner. It was founded in 1294. Munich is known for its breweries.

= The first brewery in the USA opened in Manhattan in 1623.

= The first Octoberfest took place for the first time in 1810 in Munich.

= The Czech Republic has the largest percentage of beer consumption per capita in the world.

= In the old days, doctors prescribed mouth rinsing and drinking warm beer inside to treat a toothache.

= In the Middle Ages, beer was prescribed to expel kidney stones; rubbed tired legs with beer after a long journey ...

= At the beginning of the XIX century, most drugs in hospitals were taken only with beer. As a wonderful tonic, disinfectant and tonic drink beer was given to convalescent patients.

= The Munich Institute of Beer has scientifically proved that one liter of unfiltered beer is 10 times more beneficial than one liter of milk.

= Beer at Scandinavians - an antidepressant officially approved by the Ministry of Health.

= Drunk beer on an empty stomach dries the stomach, freeing it from excess mucus, which is useful for gastritis.

= Beer quenches thirst well, which is explained by the content of minerals and carbonic acid, which expands the capillary vessels of the mucous membrane of the digestive organs, contributes to a more rapid flow of fluid into the blood.

= Beer baths will regulate perspiration. If you sweat a lot, add a bottle of beer to warm water and lie down for a while. In the bath, beer is poured onto red-hot stones - beer steam makes the skin more silky.

= Masks and creams based on beer contribute to smoothing wrinkles.

= Beer has a beneficial effect on the growth of the female breast.

= The best hair styling product known to our great-grandmothers is beer.

= Regular rinsing of hair with beer after washing will quickly relieve dandruff and give the hair a unique shine and silkiness.

= Beer speeds up the body's metabolism, promotes cell rejuvenation. As experience shows, people who regularly drink beer age much more slowly than those who do not drink beer.

= American scientists also came to the conclusion that those who consume one or two mugs of beer every day reduce the risk of a heart attack by 50%.

= A small amount of beer during the recovery period after severe, debilitating diseases helps to quickly restore the normal flora of the gastrointestinal tract.

= Beer has a lower calorific value than Coca-Cola, apple juice, fruit drinks, to which sugar is added, not to mention milk.

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