Beer Facts to Get You Pumped for Cooperstown On Tap
Cooperstown On Tap, a craft beer festival is coming to Cooperstown, NY on Saturday, October 8 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. right on Cooperstown's Main Street in front of the Baseball Hall of Fame. What better way to get pumped for it than with some random beer facts?
Whether you love beer, or LOVE beer, Cooperstown On Tap is the place for you. The event will feature not just local and New York State breweries, but Guinness and Sam Adams have asked to join the fun this year. The full list of breweries will be released soon! In the meanwhile, check out these random beer facts courtesy of mentalfloss.com.
After he won the Nobel Prize, Niels Bohr was given a perpetual supply of beer piped into his house.
The Code of Hammurabi decreed that bartenders who watered down beer would be executed.
A cloud near the constellation Aquila contains enough ethyl alcohol to fill 400 trillion trillion pints of beer.
Coined in the early 1900s, the word "alcoholiday" means leisure time spent drinking.
Fried beer won Most Creative Fried Food at the 2010 Texas State Fair.
The top five states for beer consumption per capita: 1. North Dakota, 2. New Hampshire, 3. Montana, 4. South Dakota 5. Wisconsin.
Germany is home to a beer pipeline. Taps in Veltsin-Arena are connected by a 5km tube of beer.
Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty glass.
At the end of Prohibition, FDR said, "What America needs now is a drink."
Oktoberfest originally started as a festival celebrating the 1810 marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig.
At spas in Europe, you can literally bathe in beer as a physical and mental therapeutic treatment.
Beer helped Joseph Priestly discover oxygen. He noticed gases rising from the big vats of beer at a brewery and asked to do some experiments.
The moon has a crater named Beer.
In the 1980s, a beer-drinking goat was elected mayor of Lajitas, TX.