5 Facts About Beer You Probably Didn’t Know
Today, Buffalo’s biggest beer extravaganza graces the Buffalo Convention Center. No matter if you’re the casual connoisseur or the bonafide beer aficionado, there’s going to be over 100 micro brews to sample and LOTS to learn. Here are five very random facts you may not have known about our country’s most popular libation.
#1.) The term for the study of beer and beer making. It’s called zythology (zith-owl-oh-gee).
#2.) The first drunk driver was…a guy riding a chariot in ancient Egypt around 2,000 B.C. He ran over a woman and was CRUCIFIED on the door of the tavern where he was drinking.
#3.) The hops in beer come from the same family of flowers as MARIJUANA.
#4.) When the British tried to ship beer to India…by sailing all the way around Africa…it would go bad. So they added extra hops, which made the beer more powerful and bitter. Those beers were known as India Pale Ales…or IPAs.
#5.) Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty beer glass.
You certainly won’t have to worry about #5, as you’ll receive a commemorative beer-sampling glass at the event!