In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts. So in old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them to:
Mind their own pints and quarts and settle down. This is where we get the phrase: ‘mind your P’s and Q’s’.
The three most common pub names are in the UK are: The Red Lion; The Crown; The Royal Oak. It is a sad fact, say Will and Guy, that as pubs are taken over more and more by the conglomerates that pub signs are diminishing and pubs are getting generic names like ‘The Slug and Lettuce’ which is a large chain.
In 1740 Admiral Vernon of the British fleet decided to water down the navy’s rum. Needless to say, the sailors weren’t too pleased and called Admiral Vernon, Old Grog, after the stiff wool *grogram coats he wore. The term ‘grog’ soon began to mean the watered down drink itself. When you were drunk on this grog, you were ‘groggy’, a word still in use today. Grogram: A coarse, often stiffened fabric made of silk, mohair, wool, or a blend of them.
A beer lover or enthusiast is called a cerevisaphile.
Collect beer mats is called tegestology.
The oldest brewery in the United States is supposedly Yuengling in Pottsville, Pennsylvania – founded in 1829.
Beer Ads on television started in the 1940s. One of the first cheeky / funny beer ads was Carling’s: ‘Hey Mabel–Black Label’. The ad ran for 20 years from 1951 at the end of the advert the barmaid winked at the audience as she responded to: ‘Hey Mabel–Black Label’.