How tasty is the beer that goes to the head

How tasty is the beer that goes to the head

Heritage & Traditions

CubaPLUS Magazine

Beer is one of the most popular drinks in the world, which is why every first Friday of August since 2007 its international day is celebrated, which was scheduled by a group of friends in Santa Cruz, California and later the celebration was extended to the rest of the world.

 

Currently, this celebration takes place in more than 200 cities of all continents and, according to specialists, more than 90 percent of people are lovers of this refreshing drink, made up of malted barley, hops, yeast and water.

 

According to history, the first indications of brewing date back to 4000 BC, when the Sumerians -a civilization that developed between the 5th and 2nd millennium- in lower Mesopotamia prepared this drink with barley.

 

Later, its elaboration was perfected and the Egyptians prepared it by mixing honey, dates and cinnamon. In this way, it went through different civilizations until it reached the present day, as it is known today.

 

During the past year, the volume of beer produced worldwide was around 1,860 million hectoliters, a growth of about 40 million compared to 2020. The first place in production in that year corresponded to China with 359 million 700 thousand hectoliters, followed by the United States and Brazil, in second and third places, respectively.

 

So if you are a beer lover, don't think twice and treat yourself to a cold pitcher today to mitigate the burning heat of the tropics. But yes, only one, because if you drink a few more you will surely experience what some songs composed about that popular drink say: it will go to your head.