Tag: Beer

Beer Terms & Terminology: Words About Beer, Brewing, and Enjoying Beer

Beer terms are fun to know. But they’re important to understanding and describing the beers you enjoy. And knowing beer terms is essential if you want to brew your own beer. For liquor (distilled spirits) words, visit Liquor Terms. Words about wine are at Wine Terms. For words about  alcohol and drinking, see Alcohol Glossary. […]

Beer Quiz: How Much Do You Know about Beer? What about Your Friends? Test Yourself – and Them.

This beer quiz is fun to take. How well can you do on it? And how well can your friends do on it? The answers to the beer quiz are at the bottom of the page. Hope you do better than your friends. But it’s not fair to peek at the answers! Beer Quiz 1. […]

Beer is Better than Milk for Good Health & Weight: So are Wine & Distilled Spirits (Liquor)

Why Beer is Better than Milk Beer is better than milk for promoting good health. It’s also better than than milk for reducing or maintaining weight. Not only is beer better than milk. So are wine and liquor (distilled spirits). Spirits include whiskey, rum, vodka, tequila, etc. Beer wine and spirits all have fewer calories […]

Alcohol in Recent Decades: 1980 to Today

The history of alcohol in recent decades will be familiar to many people. These alcohol and drinking events occurred in the decades following 1980. Perhaps you remember Billy Beer. Or either watching or hearing about 60 Minutes’ report of the French Paradox. Perhaps you remember when the federal government forced all states to establish .08 […]

History of Beer: Timelines throughout History

The history of beer is fascinating. We don’t know how people first first came to make beer. An accident probably wet some grain. The grain then fermented from yeast in the environment. When humans discovered the effects of drinking the resulting liquid, they replicated what had happened accidentally. Nor does anyone know when or where […]

History of Beer in the 20th Century & Beyond: Timeline

The history of beer in the 20th century saw many changes. Laws, technology, scientific advancement, business organization, and many other changes occurred. They influenced brewing techniques, brewery size, drinking tastes, and consumption patterns. These changes continue today in the expansion of home brewing, microbreweries, and brew pubs. 1901   •The U.S. tax on a barrel […]

History of Beer in the 19th Century: Timeline

The history of beer in the 19th century was one of innovation. The introduction of thermometers and hydrometers led to major improvements in the brewing process. The modern era of brewing began in the late 1800’s with commercial refrigeration, automatic bottling, pasteurization, and railroad distribution. 1805 Hops first cultivated in Australia. 1810 • Munich established […]

History of Beer in the 18th Century: Timeline

The history of beer in the 18th century is largely one of innovation. The industrialization of beer began with the invention and development of the steam engine. Greater attention was also focused on improving brewing methods during the century. 1700-1730 Housewives in the northern colonies of what is now the U.S. brewed beer every few […]

History of Beer in the 17th Century: Timeline

The history of beer in the 17th century was one of modest change. Improved transportation meant that beer could be shipped to as far as the New World. There were also both legal changes and technical innovations. 17th Century Beer brewing was one of the earliest industries in colonial North America. Cultivation of hops began […]

History of Beer in the 16th Century: Timeline

The history of beer in the 16th century was one of very high consumption by today’s standards. It was also a period of increased regulation. The goal of such regulations was to ensure purity of beer, income of workers, fire safety, and high tax revenues. It wasn’t to reduce consumption. 16th Century In Coventry, the […]

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