10 Mandatory Facts About Beer

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While you could also make a pretty good case for whiskey, in the hierarchy of globally imbibed alcoholic drinks, beer reigns supreme. In the most basic terms: beer is made by brewing and fermenting cereals (usually barley) and is flavored with the additions of hops. While the definition is simple, the drink is very complex. The styles vary so much that a rich, chocolatey porter barely resembles the flavors of a guava sour ale. The best aspect of this wide variation between beers is that there’s a style out there for everyone.

To really get to know this global beverage, we figured the time was right to drop some entertaining, thought-provoking, and downright strange beer-related facts. Grab a pint and check them all out below.

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