Infographic: 24 Things You Didn’t Know About Beer

louisville beer - infographicHere’s a link to a fun infographic by way of Actually, you probably do know a lot of this stuff, but it’s still a fun read.

Among other things, this infographic informs us that cenosillicaphobia is the term for fear of an empty beer glass; beer apparently prevents kidney stones (at the expense of liver damage, but hey); and the first drunken driving incident occurred around 2000 B.C. The punishment, after a drunken charioteer, ran down a vestal virgin of the goddess Hathor? Crucifiction, of course. Which is actually a bit more lenient than today’s U.S. drunken driving laws.

But you won’t believe where they crucified the inebriated chariot driver … just click the graphic to check it out.

Study Suggests Beer Over Water Following Workout

louisville beer - workout guy

Nothing says “fitness” like empty calories and alcohol.

A recent study by researchers at Granada University in Spain is making me thirsty. This study suggests that beer tops water and Gatorade for re-hydration following strenuous activity.

Sounds too good to be true, right? The experiment involved having a number of students work out until their body temperatures reached 104 degrees. At that point, half of the students were given beer and the other half water. The results, according to, is that the hydration effect in those who drank beer was “slightly better.”

In addition, Granada professor Manuel Garzon said the carbonation in beer helps to quench the thirst and that its carbohydrate content can help replace lost calories.

So this explains why my dad used to give me beer on hot summer days after I’d finished mowing the lawn as a kid. He was way ahead of this research; thanks, dad.