Widely believed to be the inventor of hopped malt beer, Gambrinus (who is not to be confused with St. Arnold, the patron saint of brewing) learned the art of brewing from Isis, the ancient Egyptian goddess of fertility.
Sort of. A study found that a couple beers a day can provide a healthy daily dose of silicon, an ingredient important for maintaining healthy bones. Malt-based ales have the highest levels of silicon, while wheat beers and lagers have less.
In the Middle Ages, when you went to a tavern and spoke Old English, someone would ask you: "Habbe or nabbe?" Literally, it meant: "Are you going to have a drink or not?" Eventually, this phrase blurred into "hobnobbing", a synonym for socializing.
Painter proved his invention's worth when he convinced a local brewer to ship a few hundred cases of beer to South America and back and they returned without a leak. The first beer cans were produced in 1935.