Some fun facts about beer!Posted on April 7, 2016 Humans have been brewing beer for 8,000 years ever since they began cultivating domesticated grains. So don’t worry – you can hop in your time machine and go enjoy a pint almost anywhere! The most common variation of beer? American lager. Want a patriotic drink? Some beer types that originated here in the states are American pale ale, Pennsylvania Porter, American IPA, steam beer, amber ale, cream ale and Cascadian dark ale. The Prohibition of the early twentieth century forced most American breweries to shut down. There was, however, an increase in Speakeasies. A majority of Americans live within 10 miles of a local brewery. Do you know where yours is? Yuengling recently topped Sam Adams as the #1 craft beer. The Puritans who first settled America were suspicious of water, which often had bacteria in it and made them sick. They therefore fed their babies beer. Jerome Valcke, the secretary general of FIFA, insisted that Brazil make a law allowing beer sales at the World Cup, despite the high death rate. Watch John Oliver’s sketch about it. Want to celebrate? Here are some good options! Drink a great beer with some good pals. By your buds a beer! Try beers from other cultures Thank your bartender and brewer!