Happy International Beer Day!

It’s International beer day! To celebrate we thought you might like to know some interesting beer facts that you can share with your patrons as they sip on a pint today.

Did you know that in Anglo-Saxon times women were the ones that made beer? They were known as ‘brewsters’, and the best in the village often turned their homes into an early version of a pub.

There are 257 Breweries in New Zealand, that’s more per capita than the UK, Australia and the US!

Sawmill Brewery, Auckland

The moon has a crater named Beer.

Oktoberfest originally started as a festival celebrating the 1810 marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen.

Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty glass.

Beer soup was a common breakfast in medieval Europe. It was roux-based and sometimes poured over bread.

Most beer companies use vertical tank fermenters, but Heineken uses horizontal tanks instead. The horizontal tanks create the perfect conditions for its unique A-yeast, which is essential to getting Heineken beer’s rich, balanced taste.

Beer helped Joseph Priestley discover oxygen. He noticed gases rising from big vats of beer which sparked a lifetime investigation into the chemistry of gases.

The brewing industry supports 7,000 jobs in New Zealand.

Check out one of our brewer profiles here, and let us know how you're celebrating the day! @fbtechnologynz