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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Beer

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As one of the premier breweries in NH, the team at Stark Brewing Co. knows beer. Because of our love for beer, we’re filled with tons of information that we love sharing with our customers! In this article, we’re going to give you ten fun facts about beer that you may not have known!


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  1. Beer is one of the oldest beverages on Earth

Practically as old as water, it’s no wonder that beer is the third most popular beverage across the globe. In fact, the first traces of barely beer date back approximately 5,400 years ago in the Zagros Mountains of Iran. However, the world’s oldest inscriptions of beer go back to ancient Mesopotamian tablets, where pictures depict humans holding goblets of beer.


  1. Different types of beer have made appearances in auctions

If you’re a beer lover, the fact that crafts beer have made their way to auction probably comes as no surprise. But did you know, the most expensive beer at auction was sold for $2,583? The extremely rare, Cantillon Loerik was only brewed once in 1998, making it a must-have for enthusiasts.


  1. Breweries in NH have been around for quite sometime

The first evidence of brewing beer in NH dates back to 1635. The famous Strawberry Bank in Portsmouth, NH, held the title for the most brewed beer for centuries.


  1. Munich is home to the oldest functioning brewery

Nearly 1,000 years old, Weihenstepan Monastery Brewery near Munich is the world’s oldest, still functioning brewery.


  1. Egyptian workers were paid in beer

During the construction, the workers of the Great Pyramid of Giza were paid their daily rations with liters of beer. Ironically enough, Egypt was the first country to tax beer to discourage public drunkenness.


  1. The Czech Republic consumes the most beer

According to a recent study, the Czech Republic is the number one country for the highest beer consumption. Namibia ranks number 2, Austria takes third, and the United States is 21st! It’s time to stop into Stark Brewing and catch up!


  1. April 7th is National Beer Day

Mark your calendar folks because every year we celebrate beer on April 7th. New Hampshire ranks second in the country for beer consumption per capita. It’s time to be number 1!


  1. Moderate beer consumption is good for your health

Forget the stereotypical images of beer guts, moderate consumption of beer can reduce your risk of heart disease! Research linked to dark ales and stouts shows effective means to this wonderful health fact.


  1. Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty glass

Beer drinkers often experience cenosillicaphobia. At the sight of an empty glass, you may find yourself involuntarily shuddering. This, my friend, is cenosillicaphobia. But, don’t fret – our staff will keep your fears at bay with superior service and attention.


  1. Beer bottles are a fairly new concept

It wasn’t until 1850 that the first bottled beer was sold. Before then, people utilized buckets and barrels.


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For over 20 years, we’ve been brewing the finest craft beer in and around the Manchester, NH area. So, next time you’re looking at breweries in NH, be sure to stop by Stark Brewing Co.

Remember to check out our events online – from trivia to karaoke, taco Tuesdays to happy hour, we have everything plus more that you’ve been looking for.


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Jaime CholdenJaime Cholden
18:00 22 Jul 22
We visited on our travels, what an Amazing find!!! The food was delicious and the services was friendly. The owner even came over to chat and check in. They offered water and a treat for our service dog. The food was cooked to perfection. Tasty and well priced. The Puppy Pilsner was very good.
Lori MorrisLori Morris
13:56 20 Jul 22
This place is awesome, the management went above to help us out as we were from out of town and meeting up with our son and grandson! The food was really good, We all had the Reubens. Best ever! I had onion rings that were large and crisp! The beer was great and really cold!Thank you for a wonderful time!
Tarah NolanTarah Nolan
19:23 26 Apr 22
My husband and I love going there when we have a day off because the beers, food and service are amazing and it is pup friendly!We chose this as our venue for our wedding and I wouldn't have it any other way! The owner, Peter, worked with us so well and was so incredibly accommodating! Every single person had such an amazing time and I couldn't ask for a better day❤️I highly recommend this to everyone as would any person that came to our wedding Saturday!
Jeffrey AudyJeffrey Audy
11:44 19 Apr 22
Attended a wedding there. Venue was small but very nice. The staff was excellent and really went the extra mile to make sure the event was perfect. Highly recommend for small events!