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Beer Trivia

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It was accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the brides father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer, and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the "honey month" or what we know today as the "honeymoon".

In English pubs, ale is ordered in 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. It is where the phrase "mind your own P's and Q's" came from.

Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim or handle of their ceramic cups. When the needed a refill, they used the whistle to get some service. "Wet your whistle", is the phrase inspired by this practice.

English "Pubs" were nicknamed as such because they were PUBlic drinking establishments.