"Here and There"
by Clay Moore
and Jay Silvers

In 1963, Jim Whitaker became the first American to reach the summit of Mt. Everest.
A can of Seattle's own Rainier Beer made the ascent with him.  Didn't anyone tell
him beer should be served at a more moderate temperature?

In 1962, Iron City beer was the brand to test-market the concept of tab opening
aluminum cans. By 1970, over 90% of all beer cans were self-opening. No, it didn't
open itself.  We mean you didn't need a church key (what's that?)

A barrel contains 31 gallons of beer. What Americans commonly refer to as a keg is
actually 15.5 gallons, or a half-barrel. So if you literally "kick the keg" make sure it's
empty or you'll injure your foot for sure.

In Japan, beer is sold in vending machines by street vendors and in the train
stations to the delight of underage drinkers with fake IDs.

Prohibition lasted 13 years, 10 months, 19 days, 17 hours, 32 1/2 minutes.  The
group most upset at its demise were the owners of speakeasies.

Meadophily (pronounced Meed-o-fie-lee) is the study of beer bottle labels.  

The largest collections we've seen is over 3,000 different ones, all in excellent
condition, compiled by Mr. Brian Lynch of New Jersey.

In a Czech beer house, the bartender will refill your glass every time you empty it
until you place your coaster on top of your glass, signaling that you have had
enough.  In the US a coaster on a glass means you'll be back shortly.

What is the most popular brand of beer in the US that is not owned by a US
company?  Come on, that's easy..... it's Budweiser.

Match the old advertising slogan with the beer:  1."Brewed inn the land of sky blue
waters."   2.  "Kegs, cans, or bottles - they all taste the same.".3. "here's to good
friends tonight is kinda special".  Choices: A.  
Lowenbrau;  B. Blatz; C. Hamm's..  
Answers: 1.c; 2. b; 3. a.    Now pick which was the worst slogan - we say they all tie.

Which German state is the Hallertau hop growing region in? The answer is
Bavaria but we'll give you credit for Hallertau since you made us laugh.

Located in Yorkshire, England's oldest operating brewery, founded in 1758
is Sam Smith.  The oldest operating brewery in the world is Weinhenstephan
with a caveat- Weihenstephan has been brewing on site for the longest time,
but not continuously.

What is the most used ingredient in IPAs?  
Please, please don't say hops. Think about it.

If a Clydesdale's horseshoe were straightened out, it would be about 20 inches long
and weigh around 5 pounds. Both are double the average horse's.

File under "what goes around, comes around" - CO2 gas is a by-product of the
brewing process, and is also generally used to deliver beer to the tap.

George Washington would write his own recipes for making beer, and purchase
large orders of beer from his favorite suppliers in England. During his presidency,
his favorite domestic brewer in the area was Robert Hare of Philadelphia,

Gruit is a broad style of un-hopped beer that was popular in Ireland largely because
hops were not grown domestically and expensive to import.

Founded in the mid-1700s, Guinness originally produced a light-colored, bitter
beer until they started brewing darker ales to cater to the working class Irish.

Before the popularity of wood barrels, egg-shaped clay vessels known as Amphorae
were werecommonly used for fermenting beverages for thousands of years.

Pilsner Urquell was the number one import beer in the U.S. before Prohibition.

In Colonial times, by law, a It was prohibited for the colonies to make their own beer
Beer was made in Britain and shipped to the colonies. So you see the Revolution
was all about beer and not tea.
Hops are poisonous to dogs and can cause headachesin humans who drink
too much. Then again we can blame the malts too.

"The hard part about being a bartender is figuring out who is drunk and
who is just stupid." - Jeff D

"You can't drink all day if you don't start in the morning

Clay and Jay

See you next month!
More From Moore  -  nothing but beer here.....
Clay Moore
dedicates this page
to his and
Beer Nexus'
favorite band,
Lunch Hour-
Six Pack
"beer for the ear"
It's time for more ......TALES OF ALES
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