Enthusiasts of beer can discuss the strangest things. They bring up the best beer selections, the skillet and the healthiest to drink. So the next time you find yourself in a conversation with a couple of beer enthusiasts, blow their minds with some of these details.
There’s a phenomenal record for the biggest choice of beer on earth. The Brickskeller settled well in one of Washington, D.C.’s finest neighborhoods boasts that it proudly serves over 1,000 different beers. But when the inventory was formally recorded by the Guinness Book of World Records in January of 2002, the selection came to 1,072. The proprietor Dave Alexander still believed that number was low. Beer comes in daily and things go out of stock quickly. Plus the criteria for the record are for different varieties and brands, not if you are stocking cans and bottles of the same beer. Still 1,072 is a phenomenal number and since 2002, nobody has even come close.
The National Institute on Aging definitely warns us to be aware of drinking problems that develop in old age because of certain elements. However, the National Institute on Aging has an interesting finding from an 18-year research that determined the benefit of consuming a drink a day at middle age. 50-plus men consistently scored higher on cognitive tests if they have a drink each day in middle age, than those men who were tested that did not have a drink per day. That would have to be the greatest beer fact I have ever learned.
But, the funniest fact I’ve heard about beer and the habits of men would have to be the story of when the pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock. When the pilgrims set sail, they’d taken good stock in everything that they had put in their boats. They had enough food to make the trip and they had sufficient supplies differently. But, did they have enough beer? They may have thought they did, but even I know better than to believe I have enough beer. So, why did the pilgrims land on Plymouth Rock? It is the age old secret which just 1 person reveals.
A passenger on the Mayflower writes in his diary,”We could not now take time for further search or consideration; our victuals being much spent, especially our beer.” This passage has been granted credit for why the pilgrims decided to land on Plymouth Rock instead of travel down the coast to Virginia as originally planned. But, that story is successfully disputed by Chicago author Bob Skilnik who brings to light the entirety of the journal entry.
Skilnik notes that in the diary entry, the date is cited. It was written in December, a month after landing on Plymouth Rock. The truth of the landing was that there was enough beer left on board for the team who had to make the return trip to England. Moreover, the land was being surveyed for the best possible Wildlife Removal to settle while the remaining passengers stayed on board.
The fact that appears is that several beer companies to be able to attempt and prevent Prohibition printed ads in newspapers that distorted this passage because the pilgrims settled on Plymouth Rock. They made this passage like it had been an American Historical fact so law makers looking closely at Prohibition legislation would take it into consideration. Skilnik doesn’t blame the beer companies and I don’t either. Since then, the myth has grown more powerful and is widely accepted although it makes our pilgrims seem no better than a bunch of drunkards creating a very long watery beer run.
Even though it’s not a fact, it is still a part of our American History that the myth exists. So, I think it to be a fascinating fact about beer. It does not make us drunkards or alcoholics that we like beer , regardless of the fact that some individuals have developed drinking issues. It makes us an interesting men and women who know the way to have fun and get it done with flavor.