As the season starts getting colder, there is nothing quite like settling down for the evening with a nice pint of beer with friends, especially with Oktoberfest coming up! Here are seven facts you’ve probably never known about this popular drink:
- The United States, China, Germany, Russia and Brazil are among the top five beer-producing countries in the world.
- Beer is the third most-consumed drink in the world, following water in first place and tea in second.
- The first artisanal brewers in the world were women. In ancient Peru, breweries were only operated by women of high social status.
- In medieval Europe, the average individual drank 220-250 liters of beers per year, approximately 66 gallons. Since beer undergoes a fermentation process, it was cleaner and safer to drink beer than it was to drink water back then.
- There is an official name for the fear of an empty beer glass. The term is Cenosillicaphobia; broken down from the Greek language “Ceno” derives from Kenos (empty), “Silicia” derives from Silica (quartz, in this referring to a glass) and “Phobia”, which means the fear of.
- Beer is not only a delicious drink, but it may also help build stronger bones. In a review published in the International Journal of Endocrinology found that moderate beer consumption increased bone density in men and post-menopausal women.
- Beer also may be able to boost brain power. Researchers at Loyola University in Chicago found that moderate beer drinkers are 23 percent less likely to develop Alzheimer’s and dementia than non-beer drinkers.
Luckily, you won’t have to worry about this phobia anytime soon with NetCost Market’s special promotions on beer specially for Oktoberfest! You can find these deals at our NetCost Market stores, from September 23-October 6, 2021.**
*Only for our New York-based locations.
**NOTE: PLEASE DRINK ALCOHOLIC DRINKS RESPONSIBLY. BEER IS ONLY LEGAL FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE OF AN AGE OF 21 AND ABOVE. UNDERAGE DRINKING IS ILLEGAL.