Beer Facts That You Need to Know

July 11, 2017

(Or Maybe Don’t Need to Know, but Should Read Anyways)

Chances are you enjoy a good beer, so learn more about it!

We’ve made a list of some fun facts about beer. Amaze your friends with your knowledge next time you’re enjoying a freshly brewed craft beer at Cheeky Monkey.


  • “Cenoscillicaphobia” is the fear of an empty beer glass.
  • The strongest beer in the world has a 67.5% alcohol content.
  • President Jimmy Carter signed a bill that created an exemption from taxation of beer brewed at home for personal or family use, opening the door for today’s craft beer brewers.
  • Beer is one of the world’s oldest prepared beverages, dating back to the early Neolithic or 9500 BC.
  • On average Americans consume 23 gallons of beer a year.
  • There are about 400 types of beer in the world.
  • The world’s largest beer festival is Oktoberfest. Held in Munich, Germany.
  • Beer strengthens bones. It is rich in silicon that increases calcium and minerals for bone tissue.
  • George Washington had his own brew house on the grounds of Mount Vernon.
  • The oldest known written beer recipes were written over 5,000 years ago.
  • The first professional brewers were all women.
  • The most expensive beer is Vielle Bon Secours for $1,000 per bottle.
  • The first beer cans were produced in 1935.
  • Beer is the third most popular drink in the world after water & tea.


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