International Beer Day is celebrated on the first Friday of August. Beer lovers celebrated the holiday for the ninth year in a row.
The beer celebration started in Santa Cruz, California, in 2007. For the first 5 years the “Beer Festival” was on August 5, but in 2012 the organizers conducted a survey and decided to choose a date. The first six of August to celebrate the holiday.
Bulgarians drink an average of 74 liters of beer per person per year, which ranks as the average for beer consumption in Europe. That number is close to famous beer countries in the EU such as Belgium and the Netherlands, but the drinking level is far behind many other countries, such as the Czech Republic at 144 liters per capita, or Germany 107 liters per capita.
Currently Bulgaria produces 500 million liters of beer per year. Beer sales in Bulgaria grew 2.0% in 2015 to reach 5.3 million hectoliters, according to the Federation of Brewers in Bulgaria.
And although the technology of a lot has changed, the brewers explain that the content remains the same – water, malt, yeast and hops. In Europe, there are 120 types of beer and more than 42,000 different brands of beer.
Among the interesting details about beer is that it contains many vitamins and strengthens bones. Beer has been declared innocent of the so-called Beer Belly, experts claim that Belgian beer can help with weight loss.
6 reasons why drinking beer is good
Beer is one of the world’s oldest beverages and the most widely consumed alcoholic beverage, and is the third most popular drink after tea and water. Beer was first brewed nearly 7,000 years ago, used only in religious ceremonies, received literary acclaim, and was prized for its healing powers.
What the ancients suspected about the health benefits of beer, today science continues to prove. Ironically, drinking a lot of alcohol can have a bad effect on the body parts but if you drink about 2 Drinks per day for men and 1 drink per day for women will give good results. Therefore it is very beneficial to drink alcohol in moderation and avoid drinking too much alcohol if you have a history of alcoholism. Here are 6 ways to use 1 bottle / 1 day to stay away from the doctor:
- Cuts Cancer Risk
A 2001 study by the University of Prague reported that the pigments of hops found in beer are structurally similar to estrogen (the hormone) and can therefore be mimicked by humans to reduce weight loss. hormone-related cancer risk such as breast and prostate cancer.
According to studies from Tufts University, beer contains high levels of silicon, which helps speed up the exchange of calcium and other minerals to bone tissues, especially in young men and women.
- Increase intellectual ability
A study from Harvard University published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that moderate beer drinking contributes to memory enhancement in older women. In addition, an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2003 reported that people 65 years of age and older who drink 1 to 6 beers a week are less likely to have dementia.
- Cardiovascular support
Rockefeller University researchers have concluded that alcohol increases the density of high lipoproteins, the good cholesterol that carries a large amount of cholesterol to the liver for processing and makes the whole blood system work well against the ability to turn off congestion and infection prevention. In addition, a 2006 study conducted by the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Harvard School of Public Health found that healthy men who drank alcohol in moderation had a reduced risk of heart attack. 40% to 60%.
- Protect healthy cells
Researchers in the Netherlands found that beer drinkers have high levels of vitamin B6, which plays an important role in the metabolism of red blood cells and the synthesis of important nerves transmitted to the brain.
- Avoid kidney stones
Perhaps because of the high magnesium content in beer, it reduces the incidence of gallstones and kidney stones. According to researchers in Finland, the consumption of one bottle of beer a day reduces the risk of kidney stones by 40 percent.
So what does International Beer Day have to do with Vikings, Norse?
Beer (Old Norse: Öl) and ale (Old Norse: Björr) was often brewed locally by the Vikings. The beer was made from malted barley grain, and the ale was made from locally grown fruits such as apples.
However, there was a much bigger difference between beer and ale in the Viking age than there is today. Ale was not brewed on any grain in Scandinavia and maybe even most of northern Europe, which meant that ale was more like a cider, instead of being almost like a fruity beer brewed on grain. (https://skjalden.com/viking-alcohol)
Let’s show off your beer passion with the Nordic Viking style