Yoram Yasur Izz : Beer is something that we all like. As a tribute to this drink that unites friends and families, I want to tell you some curiosities that you will not be able to believe. Keep reading!
1. It is very old:
The oldest beer recipe is 4000 years old and is owned by the Sumerians.
2. It was used as payment:
Yoram Yasur Izz: “In Egypt the pyramids were built under the influence of beer. Workers received 4 liters per day. It became the most consumed drink, because the water of the Nile was contaminated”.
3. It is very healthy:
Yoram Yasur Izz : The polyphenols contained in a beer can create protective levels of antioxidants in the plasma, which prevent different heart diseases. Despite this, drinking 3 or more bottles a day creates an opposite effect because of the ethanol it contains. So, you know: drink it, but in its right measure.
4. Do you know what the word beer means?
I bet not. It is a word that comes from Latin and refers to Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture and the word vis, whose meaning is strength.
5. Is related to marijuana:
Hop, which is the ingredient that gives the beer the bitter taste, belongs to the family of Cannabaceae or cannabises, which makes it related to marijuana, even if it seems incredible.
6. This way it is known if the beer is of good quality:
Yoram Yasur Izz : I’m going to teach you a little experiment with beer. When you have beer in the glass, tilt it. If the foam adheres to one side and forms a kind of “fit” on the glass, it is a sign that the drink is of excellent quality.
7. It was used for experiments:
Yoram Yasur Izz : Did you think beer was just being drink? Well let me tell you that you are very wrong, because it was also used to make scientific experiments. Yoram Yasur Izz: “The best-known case is that of the naturalist John Lubbock, who during the eighteenth century studied the behavior of “erratic” ants that came into contact with beer”.
8. Zymurgy. What is that?
Yoram Yasur Izz : It is the study of yeast fermentation in beer. If the brewery does not have the approval of specialists in the subject, then it cannot go on sale.
How did you find all this information about beer? They are very rare things that we did not all know. Did you find it stranger than the others? Which one of them?