We previously wrote a list of some fun beer trivia to increase your nerdiness. Since then, it has come to our attention that three fun facts may not actually be enough to provide you with endless conversation topics. In fact, we did the math and three fun facts work out to exactly three conversation topics. So, we decided to follow up our initial beer trivia with another round of facts to increase your nerdiness and keep the conversation flowing as long as the tap does.
You may have experienced cenosillicaphobia on a less severe scale a few times in your life. We know we can sometimes get a little anxious in these situations. Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty glass. While we just dislike running out of craft beer, actual sufferers of this phobia get very uncomfortable, and sometimes even angry at the sight of an empty glass. Zythophobia is another drinking related phobia, and if you read our last trivia article you’ve probably already guessed the meaning of this one. Zythophobia is the fear of beer. And now we officially have zythophobia-phobia, because we can’t imagine living with a fear of beer.
Beer The Moon Crater
The moon has a small crater named Beer. While initially this was super exciting for us to learn, it turns out it wasn’t named after a scientist’s passion for beer. It was named after a German astronomer, Wilhelm W. Beer. There is a crater on Mars named Beer, which is also named after him. We were unaware Beer was even an available last name to have, so we are calling on everyone with the last name Beer to go out and discover anything they can. It’s your civic duty, because we definitely need more things in the universe named after beer.
Medicinal Beer Used To Exist
Actual, proven health benefits aside, during prohibition the government allowed doctors to write prescriptions for all types of alcohol. Anyone who could afford to could see a doctor and get a prescription written for booze for all types of ailments, from cancer to depression. Did people believe beer (or other alcohol for that matter) would actually cure their ailments? Sometimes, but Smithsonian called the booze prescriptions, “mostly bogus”. Medicinal beer was mainly just a way to drink during prohibition. We’re pretty lucky to be alive post-prohibition, but if that weren’t the case we would definitely make the doctor’s visit.
Now that you have even more beer trivia, you’re well on your way to being the most interesting beer nerd in your social circle, if you weren’t already. Since you’re reading our site, chances are you were pretty cool to start with, but either way you’re welcome for the boost.