Our new bottled beer and cider range is in the bar right now!
That means there are some seriously good malts, hops and barleys crafted to perfection by the world’s finest breweries cooling in our fridges as we speak.
From hoppy Vienna-style Brooklyn Lager to the fruity and floral Coopers Pale Ale and the rich, full flavour of Modelo Especial, we have over thirty new beer and ciders to choose from*. All refreshingly thirst-quenching, full of crisp flavours and deliciously enticing aromas.
So, to share our love of beer and cider, and celebrate the launch of our brand new range, here are our top ten fave facts about Britain’s best brew:
1. The ancient Babylonians were the first to brew beer and they took it very seriously. If you brewed a bad batch you would be drowned in it (probably not as fun as it sounds…)
2. Beer is mainly made from water (not that great a fact) but in the Middle Ages it was safer to drink beer than water because of the cleansing affect of the alcohol.
3. Vikings believed that a giant goat whose udders provided an endless supply of beer was waiting for them in Viking heaven. We are definitely believing this too, until someone proves otherwise.
4. In Great Britain alone 93,000 litres of beer are rumoured to be lost each year in facial hair. Sacrilege! Get shaving hipsters!
5. In Faibanks, Arkansas, it is illegal to serve beer to a moose. (Unless the moose is over 21 and in possession of valid ID…)
6. In the olden days farm workers would be paid in pints of cider (some of our bar staff are quite up for this kind of arrangement too…)
7. Astronomers discovered that there is quite a lot of ethanol in space. As much as 400 trillion trillion beers’ worth floating around in an interstellar cloud roughly 10,000 light-years from Earth.
What this tells us is: aliens are piss heads.
8. 45% of all UK apples are used to make cider. We obviously can’t get enough of the stuff.
9. The White House brews its own beer. Well, if you were the most powerful man in the world what the hell would you do?
10. Cenosillicaphobia is a real phobia. And it means being scared of an empty glass, which may just be the best excuse we’ve ever heard.
*Beer and cider selections vary between bars. Please see your local Revolution bar for details of their range.