23 gallons: The amount of beer the average American consumes each year. Beer is the world’s most widely consumed alcoholic beverage and the third-most popular drink overall, just behind water and tea.
The End of History: The name of the strongest beer ever sold. This dangerous brew was created by BrewDog in Fraserburgh, Scotland and had an alcohol volume of 55%. Bottles were sold for $806 each or $1,129 when packaged in a taxidermy squirrel.
4,824: The number of reporting brewery facilities/locations in the United States in 2015. Almost a quarter of these breweries were classified as brewpubs that only brew beer for direct-to-consumer sale on brewery/restaurant premises. The continued growth of small breweries makes the U.S. beer industry dynamic and competitive.
Zythology: It is the study of beer and beer making, including the role particular ingredients play in the brewing process. The first professional brewers were all women called Brewsters. In ancient Peru, brewing beer was a task reserved solely for women of the noble class.
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