In the Middle Ages, small Czech villages sought to obtain the status of the city. To do this, it was necessary to carry out three things: to establish a customs house, to execute a court and build a brewery.
In 1040, monks from the town of Weinstefan received permission to brew. Pious brethren quickly rasprobovali drink and risked asking the pope for permission to drink beer in the post. In order to explain their love for the drink, they sent a messenger to the Pope with a keg of excellent beer. There were still no planes and “Sapsan” in sight, so the monk’s wanderings dragged on and the beer squeaked along the way. Having taken a sip, the supreme clergyman frowned and said that you can drink such filth at any time, even in fasting, because there is no pleasure, and therefore there is no sin in it.
“If there was a sea of ??beer – I used to become a dolphin beautiful” sings the notorious group. Unfortunately, the sudden foam wave in October 1814 did not endow people with miraculous features, but only put an end to nine lives. In one of the autumn days, an accident occurred at the London beer store and a real sea of ??beer flooded the nearest church. None of the people expected this turn of events, and most of them died because of their own imprudence and shock.
Belgian breweries produce beer with an alcohol content of less than one and a half percent. Local residents drink their lunches and dinners. And until the 70-ies of the last century it was offered in any school cafeteria. With the massive arrival of Coca-Cola on the market, beer was forgotten, but now many parents are advocating for his return to the menu.
However, it was the beer that became the progenitor of numerous modern sodas. In 1767 the English scientist Joseph Priestley decided to unravel the mystery of the origin of the bubbles rising from the beer. In one of the experiments, he placed a bowl of water over a barrel of beer, and after a while tried it. Water changed the taste and became “refreshing and invigorating.” This was the first step in the study of carbon dioxide, an important component of carbonated beverages.
They appreciated beer in ancient Egypt. So, the recipe for English beer “Tutankhamun”, worth about 2500 rubles per bottle, scientists could learn, only after a complex analysis of ancient containers for storing drinks found in the pyramids.
Several centuries ago, Czech brewers, who did not know the instruments for determining the quality of the main national drink, established the validity of beer in one simple way. The brewer upset a bucket of fresh beer on an oak bench, and the “jury” in leather pants sat on it. If for half an hour the pants of appraisers were glued to the bench and they could stand up all together, it means that the beer was a success and can be admitted for sale.
However, not only the Czechs were able to take care of the quality. Even in Ancient Babylon, the production of poor quality beer was punishable by death. By law, the brewer, who ventured to dilute the drink with water, was sentenced to drowning in a barrel with the fruits of his own unscrupulous work, or by the same product to death.
30 years ago, the Japanese were already a restless nation, always inventing something. So the beer did not give them peace. One company decided to make from a traditional drink something unusual and developed a recipe for solid beer. With the help of thickeners based on fruit juices, beer was brought to a jelly-like state and sold in cups similar to yoghurt. Everyone could dilute it at his own discretion.
International organization Red Cross, or rather, its British representation relatively recently started a lawsuit in relation to the same beer. To the disgrace of the accusing party, the case was lost, because the owner of the pub managed to document that the institution (along with the name) appeared during the time of the first crusaders.
Speaking of interesting names, we can not fail to mention a small Luxembourg street. It is not easy to name, literally, its name translates “Where Mosel beer is brewed”, and this, of course, is not accidental, although now they do not brew anything, they just sell it.
American Mike Reynolds is sure that it is irrational to give beer cans to scrap. Therefore, he positions himself as a modern architect and builds houses from them. One such creation takes about 40,000 cans. At home exhibitions invariably enjoy success, but nobody dares to live in them. It is understandable: if suddenly a need for repair – no health for the procurement of building materials is not enough.
However, the Italians in this issue surpassed the transatlantic colleague. Residents of the city of Padua built a copy of St. Anthony’s Cathedral from beer cans. On the construction site they took more than three million tin parts.
By the way, in Zambia, they learned from beer to make real profit for the economy. Here it serves as an ancient means of fighting rodents. At night, around the house are placed bowls with a mixture of milk and beer, and in the morning, intoxicated mice and rats can be collected with bare hands.
However, not for all animals beer becomes an unexpected delicacy. So, widely known in the capital of Ethiopia about 30 years ago, the goat named Afro was an inveterate drunkard. It is not known who taught the animal to beer, but he got drunk almost every day for several years, for which he was repeatedly detained by the local police and escorted home under escort.
More than once and not two beer has driven people to work. The professors of California and Los Angeles wrote just two beer symphonies. In the first, the sounds of pouring beer into different dishes were combined, and in the second to this musical series were added the sounds of opening lids, ringing bottles and the hiss of beer froth. Unfortunately, in both cases, critics recommended that authors often drink beer and do less.
Do you want to drink beer in a huge pub without complaints from a strict wife? Tell her that you are going to the museum! In Kentucky, the world’s largest Beer Museum is located, which contains ancient equipment, numerous bottles, cans, lids, advertising posters and much more. In addition, there is a pub for a thousand visitors.
Residents of the English county of Lancashire annually hold competitions in running with wheelchairs. At a distance of five miles, only men leave. The most difficult is not only to quickly reach, not overturning the entrusted transport, but also to drink a glass of beer in each pub on the way. There are 14 of them, so only the most persistent ones can reach the finish line, and more than half of the participants are simply sifted down the road.
Not only people and rodents love beer. Does not refuse him and cattle. It is not known how the interrelation between the availability of beer in the diets of cows and the quality of the beef obtained was found out, but on some Japanese farms, the borings are supposed to have a foamy drink.
Effective motivation is the key to quality work. This was the motivation of the owners of the Perm Motor-Building Association, when workers who spent a week without infringement began to give out 6 bottles of beer. The tourists, lazy people and violators of the discipline of this Friday’s prize were deprived. According to the leadership of the association, not a single monetary premium has affected discipline and labor productivity so much.