The Fredericton Craft Beer Festival pours some tall small ones tonight. We’ll be there to see how craft brewers from Atlantic Canada, Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia make beer classy. Want five facts about beer now? Only two are fake facts… Which ones will ale you?

Beer // 3 Facts, 2 Fake Facts

1 | The Fredericton Craft Beer Festival brought in an above-ground pool to fill with Picaroons’ Maple Cream Ale for the VIPs to swim in.

2 | There is a 30-year-old temple in Thailand built from over a million empty beer bottles.

3 | In old, old, old, old ancient Egypt, beer was used as currency to pay employees slaves.

4 | The Scandinavian term for “cheers” comes from Vikings cutting off an opponent’s head and quaffing ale from the skull (“Skol!”).

5 | At the Wife Carrying World Championships in Finland, the winning prize is the wife’s weight in beer.

“Beer’s intellectual. What a shame so many idiots drink it.” – Ray Bradbury, while sipping a Colt 45 (Fredericton Craft Beer Festival) 

Written by Peter Cullen

Peter Cullen loves to teach children. He specializes in literacy (elementary level) and has a lot of fun creating games and activities for class lessons. He also writes, manages social media accounts and announces roller derby games.

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