Beer Changed the Course of Humanity…


beerYes, that’s correct and Greeley Avenue continues to support the culture that changed it all. In fact, the pursuit of beer changed the course of humanity forever in 5000 BC. Neolithic people abandoned their wandering lives for farming, to grow grain for brewing beer. Now that’s some interesting information. And, Portland, Oregon, is known all across the country for the number of brewery’s and beers we produce.

So, come on in to Greeley, order a beer and be a part of the ongoing change of humanity.

Don’t miss Quizzy trivia with Roy Smallwood Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. Here’s some winning trivia for you:

  • In eleventh-century England, a bride would distribute ale to her wedding guests in exchange for donations to the newlyweds. This brew, known as Bride Ale, is the origin of the word ‘bridal.
  • After consuming buckets of aul (or ale), the Vikings would head fearlessly into battle, often without armor or even shirts. In fact, “berserk” means “bare shirt” in Norse, and eventually took on the meaning of their wild battles.
  • 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.
  • In Egypt, two containers of beer were the minimum wage for a day’s labor.
  • In English pubs, unruly customers were told to mind their own pints and quarts and settle down – and so began the phrase “mind your P’s and Q’s”. (Another explanation is customers were being warned about the potency of the beer. At ‘freehouses’ where people could make and sell their own beer, there was less control on the alcohol content.)
  • Before thermometers were invented, brewers would dip a thumb into the mix to find the right temperature for adding yeast. Too cold and the yeast wouldn’t grow; too hot and the yeast would die. This ancient practice is where we get the phrase ‘rule of thumb’.

Have a great week and we’ll see ya there!

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