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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
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Stella Artois may be an ubiquitous beer today, but it started out in 1926 as a special seasonal Christmas beer. Which is how it got its name "stella" being Latin for star, and Artois being the brewery founder's name.
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
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The word lager actually comes from the German word for "storehouse". That's because original lagers were made by putting beer into storage to get rid of sediment and attain a clean, clear colour. Modern techniques have speeded this up just a tad.


It's thought that the phrase "mind your Ps and Qs" has a beery origin. Many believe it stems from the days when ale was ordered in pints and quarts in English pubs, and publicans would "mind their Ps and Qs" when tallying up the sales for the day.


Mystery surrounds the legendary "33" on the Rolling Rock beer bottle. Some say it's linked to the end of Prohibition in 1933, but it actually refers to the number of words in the beer's original slogan. The number was scribbled on the end of the slogan as a guide for the printers – who naturally assumed it was part of the text and bunged it in.


If you're normal and don't enjoy warm beer, reach for the brown bottled kind. Brown coloured glass is the best at blocking UV light, which not only warms the beer but can affect the taste too.


The strongest commercially produced beer in the world is Sam Adams Utopias, which is 24% alcohol by volume and carefully aged in cognac and port barrels. Now that's what we call special brew.


The famous red triangle you see on Bass beers was actually the first trademark ever registered in Britain. On 1 January 1876, a Bass employee stayed up overnight outside the registrar's office to be the first person to register a trademark. The logo can also be seen in masterpieces by the likes of Manet and Picasso.
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Three guys at a beer convention go to a bar. One is representing Budweiser, another Coors and the other guy is from Harp (Guinness).

The Bud guy orders a Bud, and the Coors guy orders a Coors.

The Guinness guy orders a water.

The Bud and Coors guys say, why are you having water?

The Guinness guy says "well, if you aren't going to have a beer, I'm not either."
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It's thought that the phrase "mind your Ps and Qs" has a beery origin. Many believe it stems from the days when ale was ordered in pints and quarts in English pubs, and publicans would "mind their Ps and Qs" when tallying up the sales for the day.

another version is that the landlord when things started getting rowdy would order patrons to mind their p's and q's ie calm down in order not to spill them everywhere.
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The Beer Prayer
Our lager,
Which art in barrels,
Hallowed be thy drink.
Thy will be drunk,
(I will be drunk),
At home as in the tavern.
Give us this day our foamy head,
And forgive us our spillages,
As we forgive those who spill against us.
And lead us not to incarceration,
But deliver us from hangovers.
For thine is the beer, The bitter and The lager.
Forever and ever,
Barmen
#5
holly100
The Beer Prayer
Our lager,
Which art in barrels,
Hallowed be thy drink.
Thy will be drunk,
(I will be drunk),
At home as in the tavern.
Give us this day our foamy head,
And forgive us our spillages,
As we forgive those who spill against us.
And lead us not to incarceration,
But deliver us from hangovers.
For thine is the beer, The bitter and The lager.
Forever and ever,
Barmen


Barmen to that!

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