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Did you know? Our top five obscure facts about beer

If there’s one thing we know about, it’s beer. In fact, we know so much about the stuff that we thought we thought we’d share some of the lesser known facts with you. So the next time you’re enjoying your favourite pint down the pub or looking to share some obscure knowledge at the bar, we’ve got you covered. Who knows, you may even score a few extra points in your local’s next pub quiz.


  1. The fear of an empty glass is called Cenosillicaphobia

A person who suffers from Cenosillicaphobia often feels uncomfortable when having an empty glass, in many cases leaving the person frustrated or even angry.


  1. The first alcoholic beverage is 9,000 years old

The exact date of the first brew is unknown, however, the earliest efforts can be traced back to ancient times. Egyptian hieroglyphics and Sumerican cuneiform tablets allude to the first beer being produced more than 5,000 years ago. In fact, the earliest known alcoholic beverage is a 9,000 year old Chinese concoction, which was made from rice, honey and fruit!


  1. Beer is the third most consumed drink in the world

With the only drinks beating it being water and tea, which we’re convinced is just to ease the hangover from the night before!


  1. Brown coloured beer bottles are designed to protect your beer

Originally, over 440 years ago, beer came in clear glass bottles, however, it was soon discovered that sunlight has a damaging effect on beer, with the UV rays making it taste ‘skunky’. The introduction of brown glass bottles by premium beer brands in the 1930’s meant that beer was protected from sunlight due to the darker coloured glass. Unfortunately, high demand during World War II meant that many countries had to sacrifice their expensive brown glass, making it difficult for people to distinguish the difference between premium and cheaper brands. This is when green bottles were introduced. However, as World War II came to an end, brown glass bottles were made accessible once again. Today, brown glass remains one of the most effective methods for protecting beer. So much so, that we’ve made sure that all of our beers are available in brown bottles, because we wouldn’t want you to enjoy your beer any other way.


  1. The world’s longest hangover lasted four weeks

When the 37-year-old Scotsman walked into the hospital emergency room, he spoke of suffering with a constant headache and “wavy” vision that had lasted for four weeks. At first, the doctors were stumped, but after many tests, it was discovered that the Scotsman was suffering with the world’s longest hangover. Now we’re not doctors, but we think this may have something to do with the 60 pints of beer he drank over a four day period. We feel a little rough just reading about it!


Think you know something we don’t? Feel free to comment and let us know, the weirder the better! You can also check out our range of beers via our online shop.