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September 7th Is National Beer Lover's Day
Beer still has a place in many people's hearts (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 377)
Sep 7, 2017 History
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Beer and the process of brewing beer may predate known history. As varied as the methods, grains, and flavours, beer continues to change and evolve over time.

In the US, Virginia colonists brewed beer. William Penn included a place for brewing beer within the colony of Pennsylvania which can still be visited at Pennsbury Manor today. The first President of the United States recorded a recipe for brewing beer in his notes. Samuel Adams holds a place in both beer and tea history in the USA. There were quite a few beer lovers and patriots among the nation's founders.

The United States also derives its rich brewing history from beer-loving German immigrants during the mid-1800s. Some of those immigrants family names are as familiar today as they were a hundred years ago.

While some names have faded into the past, smaller batch brewers continue to experiment with old and new recipes. The crafting of beer carries rich traditions, often requiring years of training and experience in the trade. There is no quick path and a brewmaster may take years to develop the skill and expertise necessary to produce a quality beer every time. One certain requirement is a love of beer and a deep respect for the art of making it.

Here are today's five thing to know about beer:

  • Germany serves beer ice cream in popsicle form. Its alcoholic content is less than that found in "classic" beer.
  • In 1962, Iron City beer was the brand used to market-test the concept of tab-opening aluminium cans. By 1970, over 90% of all beer cans were self-opening.
  • Prohibition (A period in US history when alcohol was banned(, began on January 16, 1920, and lasted 13 years, 10 months, 19 days, 17 hours, and 32-1/2 minutes, and was rescinded on December 5, 1933, at 3:32 p.m.
  • Centuries ago in England, pub visitors used a novel innovation that enabled them to get their beer served quickly. They used mugs with a whistle baked into the rim, the whistle being used to summon the barmaid. It has been suggested this practice gave birth to the phrase "wet your whistle", meaning to have a drink of beer.
  • A beer lover or enthusiast is called a cerevisaphile.
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aid

help


n,v.援助

al-co-hol

a liquid used in drinks, fuel and to kill germs


n.酒精

al-u-min-i-um

a soft, light metal


n.铝

ban

officially not allow


v.禁止

banned

not allowed by law


v.禁止

con-ti-nue

go on and on


v.继续

con-tin-ues

keeps on going


v.继续

ex-pe-ri-ence

come into contact with


v.经验

ex-pe-ri-ment

something a scientist does to test an idea


n.实验

fa-ded

grown faint and losing its colour


adj.褪色

fa-mi-liar

well known for a long time


v.熟悉

im-mi-grants

a person who comes to live permanently in a foreign country


n.移民

mar-ket

to sell / an area of business, the place where things are sold


v.n,销路/市场

mi-grants

people who move from one place to another for work or better conditions


n.移民

no-vel    

a book of fiction / strikingly new, unusual, or different


n,adj.小说 / 新颖 

phrase

a few words put together, smaller than a sentence


n.短语

prac-tice

in real life, rather than just words


n.实践

pro-cess

carrying out a series of steps

 


n.处理

pro-hi-bit

formally forbid (something) by law, rule, or other authority


v.被禁止

qua-li-ty

how good something is


n.质量/品质

re-ci-pes

instructions on how to cook food


n.食谱

re-cord

the best or most ever measured    


adj.记录

re-quire

need


v.要求

re-spect

a feeling of high regard for someone or something for their quality


n.尊重

sap

the fluid that flows in a plant or tree  


n.树液

sum-mon

call up, demands


v.召唤