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

Oct 7, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. ET

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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