beer fun facts

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President Obama is the first president to ever brew beer on White House grounds, according to the official White House blog.

Check out the recipes for The White House Honey Porter and White House Honey Ale, which include honey from bee-hives also grown at the White House. How's that for home brew?

The oldest known recipe for beer is over 4,000 years old. 

And according to Smithsonian magazine, Egyptian pyramid works were paid in beer! Workers received four to five liters a day, per archaeologist Dr. Patrick McGovern, who added that “you would have had a rebellion on your hands if they’d run out. The pyramids might not have been built if there hadn’t been enough beer.”

The first professional brewers were women. 

In ancient Egypt, beer was traditionally brewed by women. But as the economy transitioned from agriculture-based to industry-based, beer became commercial, brewed and sold mainly by men.


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