5 Things You Didn’t Know About Beer
The Cedar Rapids Beer Summit is March 12 and here's some amazing beer facts to amaze your friends with at the party!
It certainly doesn't sound good to me, but The Atlantic reports that a warm ale could help provide heat and could even replace a meal. It goes great with a meal, but as a replacement... probably not the greatest idea.
The Cultural Institute has a clay tablet that dates to 3100-3000 BC that shows beer three different times. Meanwhile, Smithsonian Magazine claims Egyptian Pyramid workers were paid in beer. They would receive four to five liters a day. Considering that kind of consumption, it's amazing the work they were able to do.
The official White House blog shows that the Obama presidency marks the first time beer has ever been brewed on the White House grounds. They even provide recipes for White House Honey Ale and White House Honey Porter.
Light can make your beer smell like a skunk. That's what happens when hops see the light according to Dr. Charles Bamforth from the University of California at Davis. Brown beer bottles prevent this problem.
A 2009 study by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows drinking beer, liquor, and wine can help make bone mineral more dense. In moderation, of course.