3. Allegedly, the word “bridal” originates from 19th-century England, when men would take their pals out for a final “bride ale” the day before the wedding.
6. Scientist Louis Pasteur studied beer and fermentation, which not only helped us understand the brewing process, but also led to the invention of pasteurization and treatments for smallpox and polio.
7. Guess what? There are usually less calories in an American pale lager pint than a cup of 2% milk.
Apple juice, too!
8. In 1516, Rheinheitsgebot (or German Beer Purity Law) made it a criminal act to brew beer with “anything but barley, hops, and pure water.”
The law was overturned in 1993. It now allows “yeast, wheat malt, and cane sugar” to be added into the mix, but nixed the unmalted barley.