TODAY is National Beer Day in Britain and time to celebrate everything about our favourite alcoholic tipple
.The commemorative day was first observed in 2015 and has since become a big hit with Brits who love to gather and celebrate their ale.
The national day was put together by British beer sommelier Jane Peyton, who hosts tours of historic London pubs.
There’s even a tradition to sing a song about the love of beer at 7pm today.
The Beer Day Britain team now want to widen it from a one-day celebration to a full weekend of fun.
Here JENNIFER DUNKERLEY says “Cheers” to these beer facts.
Cracking open your favourite brew a couple of times a day can reverse the signs of ageing. One or two daily ice cold beverages was much better for you rather than having none or guzzling many, scientists from the American Society of Human Genetics found.
Beer could make you live longer. Virginia Tech researchers discovered that beer fans, who indulge regularly and moderately were 19% less likely to die during a given time period than people who never touch a drop.
Alcohol doesn’t always have to ruin your fun in the bedroom. Drinking beer can boost men’s stamina and performance between the sheets. Dr Kat Van Kirk claims sinking a few jars can also give them longer and more intense erections.
- Chemicals in alcohol called phytoestrogens are scientifically proven to delay orgasm and keep blokes going all night long.
Drinking a dark brew such as Guinness boosts circulation and gets a man in the mood due to its high iron content.
Beer is the number one alcoholic drink in the world and the Chinese are now the globe’s biggest consumers of ale.
BrewDog’s 28 Ghost Deer is a whopping 28% strength and is the world’s strongest fermented beer. Brits drink 28million pints a year and spend £17billion on the brew, with the average cost of a pint of lager being £3.60, according to the Good Pub Guide.
Your chances of being bitten by a mozzie rise 15% if you’ve had a pint.
A University College London study debunked the myth that brews give you a beer belly. They said the link between beer and obesity was “a common notion” but concluded that
“the association if it exists is probably weak”.
Beer helped chemist Joseph Priestley discover oxygen. He noticed gases rising from the big vats of beer at a brewery and asked to do some experiments.
In Medieval Britain more beer was drunk than water as the alcohol made it safer.
- 4000 BC is the date beer is first known to have existed – it was brewed in what is now Iran.
- Daily star