The second annual 'Rochester On Tap' event is Saturday (Dec 12th) at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester. There are two sessions. The first is from 1p-4p and the second is from 6p-9p. Sample over 100 different craft and import beers from all over the U.S.  Enjoy delicious food and great music, too!

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So how much do you know about beer and its history?   Factslides.com put out a list called “Beer Facts: 14 Facts About Beer”.   Here are a few of my favorites from their list:

*A Beer Wave of 388,000 gallons of beer flooded London in 1814 after a huge vat ruptured. 

*George Washington had his own brewhouse on the grounds of Mount Vernon. 

*Egyptian pyramid workers were paid with beer.  A gallon per day. 

*The oldest known recipe for beer is over 4,000 years old, made by Sumerians. 

*In the Middle Ages, beer was consumed more than water as the alcohol made is safer. 

*The world’s longest hangover lasted 4 weeks after a Scotsman consumed 60 pints of beer. 

*At any given time, 0.7% of the world is drunk.  So 50 million people are drunk right now. 

*Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty beer glass. 

*Light is what makes beer go bad. 

*Beer is claimed to help prevent cardiac disease and cognitive decline.

If you want to expand your knowledge of beer and sample some of the best, join us Saturday for “Rochester On Tap”!