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August 07 2012
Written By Maxwell Arndt - August 07 2012
An 18-year study by the National Institute on Aging found that 50 men who consumed a drink a day during middle age scored significantly better on cognitive tests later in life than did non-drinkers.
In 1756, Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000 year lease on a building in Dublin that has been producing beer ever since. Guinness, still run by Arthur’s descendants, is now produced in more than forty countries.
According to a diary entry from a passenger on the Mayflower, the pilgrims made their landing at Plymouth Rock rather than continue to their destination in Virginia due to lack of beer.
Her name is Ninkasi, and she is an ancient Sumerian Goddess made to “satisfy the desire” and “sate the heart”.
According to legend, she prepared beer for the other Gods on a daily basis.
Prolonged exposure of beer to light causes the isohumulones (compounds found in hops) to react and become "skunky”. This is why beer is typically stored in dark brown bottles or cans.