5 Facts you Might not Have Known About Beer
Our Corridor on Tap craft beer event is returning to downtown Cedar Rapids on Saturday, November 21. We thought we might help you get ready for the event with a few interesting beer factoids. Break out one of two of these with your drinking buddies and they'll be saying, "I'll have what he's having!"
The ancient Babylonians took their beer so seriously that if you brewed a bad batch, your punishment was to be drowned in it.
Beer is actually mostly composed of water. What's really interesting is that different kinds of water are better-suited for making different types of beer. Bonus fact: In the middle ages, beer was consumed more than water because the alcohol made it safer to drink.
The Vikings believed that a giant goat awaited them in heaven. What's so special about a giant goat? Well, it was believed that the goat's udders provided an endless supply of beer. Valhalla, anyone?
There is a chance you might suffer from cenosillicaphobia if you are afraid of having an empty glass. But really, who wants an empty beer glass?
The proper way to store a bottle of beer is upright since it minimizes oxidation and contamination from the bottle cap.