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Geeky Food: 12 Facts about beer you probably didn't know (VIDEO)

Karen Miner is the Food & Home Editor for SheKnows. She is a freelance writer, recipe developer and is also the cook, author and photographer behind the food blog, Tasty Trials, a collection of original recipes and stories. She and her h...

All the things you never knew you needed to know about the history of beer

Beer. You might consider it one of your favorite beverages, but how much do you really know about its history?

For instance, did you know that the Egyptians were paid 1 to 2 gallons of beer a day for their work on the pyramids? We're not sure any amount of beer is worth hauling all that stone around, but maybe they were just that thirsty. Another tidbit: George Washington was such a beer lover he built a brewery at Mount Vernon. We knew he was our favorite president...

Watch the video above for more fun facts, and next time you're cracking open a cold one, draw on your newfound knowledge to impress your friends. The more beers involved, the more astute you'll seem.

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