7 Things You Didn't Know About Beer

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What do actors drink on set?
How old is beer?
How do you make it?
Why does beet get your drunk?
What's the strangest beer law in the US?
Who is Duff beer named after?


  • 1. 7 Things You Didn’tKnow About Beer
2. 7 Things You Didn’t Know About BeerTexas has the world’smost ridiculous beer law 1Are you standing? You are? Oh crap, how many sips of your beer have you taken? TWO! Stop or at least sit down! In Texas,it’s illegal to have more than three sips of beer while standing up. If you need a visual aid. This… legal. This… totally illegal. 3. 7 Things You Didn’t Know About BeerEgyptians dranka LOT of beer 2Beer was a big part of the ancient world since water wasn’t always safe to drink. Beer wasalso very easy to make given its simple ingredients.The builders of the Great Pyramid of Giza were even paid with a daily ration of beer. In fact,since it was unlikely for alcoholic beverages to contain water borne illnesses or bacteria,beer was regularly consumed all the way up until tea and coffee became a daily staple.Think about that! Most of the ancient world might have been 3 sheets to the wind for agood part of their day.Here’s a fun fact. Courage brewery in England re-created an authentic Egyptian Beer thatyou can try for $75 / bottle. Maybe something to Tilt for your next party? 4. 7 Things You Didn’t Know About BeerDuff McKagan thinks The Simpsons DuffBeer is named after him. It’s not. 3You are probably too young to remember Guns and Roses but theyhad a decent song in the 1990s where Slash played guitar outside achurch in the middle of the desert and girls everywhere lost their…minds. The legendary Duff beer in The Simpsons was named afterDuff McKagan who is a bassist for Guns and Roses and sort of lookslike David Bowie with long hair. He was known for consuming largeamounts of alcohol thus, assumed that the beer was named after him.Fun fact, the creator of The Simpsons, Matt Groening, the guy whoactually invented Duff beer says that “this claim is absurd”.So long story short, Duff McKagan isn’t the inspiration behind thename, but he likes to tell people he is. 5. 7 Things You Didn’t Know About BeerForget Bud Light, Guinness is just asgood for the ol’ waistline 4But it’s so thick, it must be loaded with calories! Nope. In fact 12 ouncesof “the black stuff” clocks in at 125 calories. Bud Light, or as I like to callit, Beer Flavored Water has 110 calories / 12 ounces. So for an extra 15calories you can have a real beer instead. Go figure.Guinness is also very high in iron and low in alcohol (4.2%). This is pro-bablywhy it’s a popular choice amongst beautiful female celebrities likeGwyneth Paltrow and Beyonce. 6. 7 Things You Didn’t Know About BeerPBR is an exoticimport in China 5PBR has been a staple of the american college diet since the mid 1990s and unless youare really bad at negotiating you likely paid around $2-3 for that PBR in your hand.If you are feeling really classy this weekend here’s what you have to do:1. Grab some buds (pun intended)2. Fly to China3. Enjoy a $44 / bottle of PBRDon’t let the wine bottle shape confuse you, this is PBR true and true. While only availablefor sale in China, aged in un-charred whiskey barrels, this caramel malted and super hoppybeer is worth trying. 7. 7 Things You Didn’t Know About BeerActors Drink a Loton Set 6What are all those celebs hammering back in movies and TV? It used to be carbonated ice tea, nowit’s O’Doul’s.O’Doul’s is what we call a “near beer” since it clocks in at 0.5% alcohol. Even though it won’t get youdrunk, a lot of actors complain about the bloated, heavy feeling after doing 10-20 takes. An excep-tionto this rule was Will Forte (the middle guy). He has an unnatural ability to chug beer in spite of hissmall stature. He would regularly consume 10-15 real beers / day while filming Beerfest in 2005-6.In stark contrast, is the 2013 cult hit Drinking Buddies. Olivia Wilde and Jake Johnson told reportersthat they drank real beer, did many takes, and regularly had to stop filming for bathroom breaks andbeing ‘too drunk’ to remember lines or cues.In past, say on the set of Cheers for example, the cast would often be drinking carbonated ice tea.For darker beers (like a Guinness perhaps?) they would add a diet coke to give it that dark, murkylook. Interesting? I guess so. 8. 7 Things You Didn’t Know About BeerBeer is the oldestalcoholic beverage. 7In 4000 BC, Sumerians used some very old bread to make somevery “malty” beer. 5 guesses for how good it tasted!The Sumerians took beer brewing so seriously that they even had aGoddess that looked after the whole process called Ninkasi. Wewere lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the current Goddess ofBeer, pictured below.You can’ t make this stuff up! 9. None of these facts were taken fromthe best Beer Poster of all time.The Oatmeal was voted one of the funniest sites of all time during a 2014 Tilt internalsurvey. To show your love for this post, we are going to be sending a copy of the Oat-meal’s“20 Things Worth Knowing About Beer” to 7 people who Share this post on Fa-cebook.We would send you actual beer but that is illegal and highly inappropriate.Anything we missed? Throw ‘em down in the comments below.You Stay Tilted World– Sir Tilts A Lot