The weekend is right around the corner and that means all Dutch will go to the pub or a sunny (rooftop) terrace for some ‘gezelligheid’. Be well prepared for your Friday afternoon drink by learning these beer facts by heart!
1. The most expensive beer in the world
The Belgian beer ‘Vieille Bon Secours’ is the most expensive beer in the world! For a bottle of 12 liters you have to pay 815 (!) euros. Did you know that you can also drink 165 craft beers on Hopp for that same amount?!
2. It runs in the family
Hop is the drunken uncle of the notorious hemp family. In that family there is also that one addicted cousin: marijuana.
3. Sky high
Are you going on a well-deserved holiday soon and are you travelling by plane? Then remember this: we are less able to taste sweet at more than 10,000 meters high. That’s why beer on the plane tastes a lot more bitter! So, don’t get angry at the flight attendant, it is entirely your fault!
4. Elementary need
Beer was brewed 2000 years ago, even before people realized that you can use grain to make bread! We could say; beer was the only elementary need back then!
5. Yes, you can!
We all know a ‘beer connoisseur’ who says that beer in cans tastes different from beer in glass. That’s not true because cans seem to have no effect on the taste of beer! Still not a fan of the metal touching your lips? First serve in a glass and you will not taste the difference. Ha, who is the beer connoisseur now?!
We all fall asleep quickly after having a few beers in the weekend. Do you also want to sleep well on weekdays, but don’t want to drink a beer for that? Put some hop under your pillow! Who needs lavender, right?
7. Real art
The salt in the water from which beer is brewed gives the beer a more intense taste. But, on the other hand, too much salt destroys all yeasts. A true art to get it right, if you would ask us!
8. More, please!
Fancy more after these facts? Then study ‘Zythology’! It’s the study of beer and beer brewing. Really! It exists. Look it up!
Alright. Now you have a basic package of beer facts. Do you want to impress your friends? Make sure to pay a visit to our rooftop beergarden Hopp this weekend. The 30 different craft beers are worth a try! Take the elevator to the 8th floor and be amazed by the spectacular view and greenery, high above the burstling city. Check Facebook for actual opening hours!
PS: drink responsibly