beer

A hop field

A hop field

I am on a beer manufacturing tour at the moment so here are a couple of interesting facts about the nectar of the gods.

-Do you know that it takes 155 liters of water to make one liter of beer
That takes into account the growing of hops, barley and industrial procedures.
-The most drunk beer in the world is a brand from China called Snow. I have never heard of it, let alone tasted it. They say it is nothing to write home about.
-Until 20 years ago labourers on hop farms walked around on stilts to harvest four meter high hop vines.
-South African Breweries is the second largest beer manufacturer in the world and they are preparing for an increase in droughts and sever storms as global warming takes hold in the next couple of years.

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About Shaun Smillie

Journalist, with a love of bones, fossils and other things dug up. Fisherman and occasional beer maker.
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