How many beer brands from EU do you know?
Well, we found out that there are over 4000 breweries in Europe and that there are estimated 40,000 beer brands in the EU.
The glass shape affects how much your hands warm up your beer, and the flavour of beer is affected by its temperature.
A thick glass, or one with a handle, protects your beer from the heat of your hands and keeps it cooler. Beers that taste better closer to room temperature prefer a chalice glass that the drinker can cup.
The Bavarian State Brewery Weihenstephan
Almost a thousand years ago the Bavarian State Brewery Weihenstephan was the monastery brewery of the Benedictine monks. Then, the Royal Bavarian State Brewery, it is now operating as a state directed enterprise under the control of the Bavarian Government. As the oldest still existing brewery in the world it stands upon the Weihenstephan hill, surrounded by the comparatively very young Weihenstephan science center of the Technical University of Munich. And so, a unique tradition and brewing culture developed over the centuries.
By 3000 BC, the Egyptians, who grew many kinds of grain, were brewing at least six different types of beer. The Egyptian pyramids were built on beer. Stonecutters, slaves and public officials were paid in a type of beer called ‘kash’ – which is where the word ‘cash’ originated. They worshipped Isis, the goddess of fertility & beer. Beer was used to treat over 100 illnesses. Their Beer of Kings was a sophisticated brew…