Here are some interesting beer facts:

– 10% of men won’t have a brewski when they’re alone, no matter what.

– 66% have cracked open a can at breakfast.

– 3 in 4 guys blame beer for their lack of their six pack.

– 28% increase of how attractive men feel after a few cold ones.

– 83% of men consider it poor form to walk away from an unfinished pint.

– 19% would rather spend a month away from sex than from beer.

– 27% of men are snobby enough to give a buddy hell for drinking a light beer.

– 1 in 2 men wish beer labels would include kilojoule counts.

– 1 in 3 guys say burying the hatchet is best done over a cold one.

– 33% of men have buried a fist in someone’s face during a bar fight.

– Celebs that guys would most like to have a beer with are: Barack Obama, The Rock, Vince Vaughn

– The fictional bartender most guys would most like to have their beer slung to them is Moe from The Simpsons.

– Only 3 taste receptors are involved in processing the bitter taste of hops.

– 37% of guys automatically discard any slice of fruit that comes with their brew.

– 74% of weekend beer-pong players are not varsity students and therefore have no excuse for their penchant for drinking games.

– 74% of guys have funnelled a beer.

– 13% of men think St Paddy’s Day is the best day of the year.

– 56% sy Oktoberfest is 16 times better.

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Don’t lose your head – that is, the 
flavour-boosting foam atop your pint. Start with a glass that’s been rinsed and left to drip-dry, says Dr Charles Bamforth, a professor of brewing science. (Soap residue or oil from your fingers when towel-drying the glass can destabilise foam.) Next, pour into the centre of the glass; a gentle pour down the side won’t release enough carbon dioxide. Let the foam settle; add more beer. Repeat until the glass is full.

DEGREES OF EXCELLENCE
Warm up to this idea: while most light beers and lagers taste better frosty, full-bodied brews should be served at a higher temperature, says Bamforth. “The warmth releases 
aromatic compounds, which makes strong beer taste better.” Serve malts and light lagers at 0°–3.8°C, pale ales at 7.2°–10°C and strong stouts, ales and bocks at 13°–15°C. Monitor temps with a thermometre, like the Scala Digital Food and Wine Thermometre (R230, yuppiechef.co.za).