Beer is the world’s most popular alcoholic beverage. It’s not surprising that it’s the third most popular drink overall, after water and tea. People all over the world just love beer. But do you know how much an average American consumes beer in a year? Find out below and other interesting facts about beer.
1.The average American consumes 23 gallons of beer a year.
2.Steven Petrosino of New Cumberland holds the title for World Beer Chugging Champion. He downed 1 liter of beer in just 1.3 seconds in 1977.
3.Beer is one of the world’s oldest prepared beverages, dating back as far as 9500 BC.
4.In 1814, several streets in London were flooded by 400,000 gallons of beer after a huge vat ruptured in the parish of St. Giles.
5.Beer prevents kidney stones. A study published in American Journal of Epidemiology estimates that a bottle of consumed a day reduces the risk by 40 percent.
6.If you’re wondering why people in beer commercials in the U.S. don’t actually drink their beers, it’s because it’s illegal that people be shown consuming an alcoholic beverage on television.
7.Zythology the scientific name for the study of beer and beer-making. It came from the Greek words “zythos” (beer) and “logos” (study).