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Happy 12/12/12

12-12-2012

Today, in celebration of 12, 12, 12 day I present to you 12 beer facts, 12 beer quotes and 12 songs - enjoy and happy 12/12/12 day!


12 Beer Facts 

 


1.
Beer is an agricultural product made out of water, yeast, hops and malt (I know, that’s an easy one).

2. Pre-prohibition, there were roughly 1,300 breweries operating in the U.S.

3. There were roughly 1,989 breweries operating in the U.S., according to reports from 2011.

4. There are more than 90 breweries in Michigan.

5. The first canned beer was released in 1935.

6.  The BU (bitterness units) to GU (gravity units) ratio is a way to measure the balance of a beer.

7. Ancient Sumerians loved beer so much they had a goddess of beer named Ninkasi.

8. The oldest written recipe in the world is for beer.

9. Anheuser-Busch was the first American brewer to use pasteurization in beer which prevent it from spoiling as quickly so the liquid could travel longer distances.

10. Michigan used to be home to a robust hops growing industry up until the Civil War era, when it suffered from a louse infestation.

11. The oldest brewery in the world has been brewing beer since 1040.

12. Beer is awesome. 


12 Beer Quotes 

 

1. “The mouth of a perfectly contented man is filled with beer” – Egyptian inscription, 2200 B.C.E. 

2. “Good old ale makes beauty fresh: It causes love. It fools dissension. It cheers the heart. It feed the flesh: It lengthens life.” - Ale jug inscription from 1900s

3. “When we drink, we get drunk. When we get drunk, we fall asleep. When we fall asleep, we commit no sin. When we commit no sin, we to go heaven. So lets all get drunk and go to heaven!” – Irish toast

4. “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy” – Benjamin Franklin

5. “You can’t be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline – it helps if you have some kind of football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.” - Frank Zappa 

6. “I feel sorry for people who don’t drink. When they wake up in the morning, that’s as good as they are going to feel all day.” - Frank Sinatra 

7. “A woman drove me to drink and I didn’t even have the decency to thank her.” – W.C. Fields

8. “I would kill everyone in this room for a drop of sweet beer.” – Homer Simpson 

9. “A fine beer may be judged with only one sip, but it’s better to be thoroughly sure.” - Czech Proverb

10. “Remember, ‘I’ before “E” except in Budweiser.” – Anonymous

11. “An’ damn the eyes, whoever tries, to rob a poor man of his beer” – British Music Hall Song, 1830

12. “This beer is good for you. This is draft beer. Stick with the beer.” – Ernest Hemingway 


12/12/12 Beer Drinking Playlist 

 

1. Roadhouse Blues - The Doors 


2. One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer - John Lee Hooker 


3. Working Man - Rush 


4. Beercan - Beck 


5. Pretty Wasted - Tito and Tarantula 


6. Beer Song - Mustard Plug


7. Drunken Lullabies - Flogging Molly 


8.  Warm Beer, Cold Women - Tom Waits 

 
9. All of my Friends were there - The Kinks 


10. Salt of the Earth - Rolling Stones 


11. Gimme a Pigfoot and a Bottle of Beer - Billie Holiday 


12. Beer for my Horse - Toby Keith and Willie Nelson 

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