National Lager Day / Nobel Prize Day

National Lager Day

December 10

According to, lager is one of the two main types of beer, ale being the other. Lager is fermented and conditioned at low temperatures while ale is brewed using a warm fermentation. Pale lager is the most widely consumed style of beer in the world. However, ale is the dominant style of beer in England. In the beginning, warm fermentation was the only known method of making beer therefore all beers were ales. Cold fermented beers first appeared in Bavaria in the 16th century. Archaeologists found ceramic containers dating back to 3400 BCE that still have beer residue. Beer is the third most popular drink in the world, after water and tea. According to a Kirin report, the world drank about 187.37 million kiloliters of beer in 2012.

Nobel Prize Day

December 10

The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded annually on December 10th (the anniversary of the death of Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite) in Oslo, Norway. Nobel Peace Prizes have been awarded since 1901, however, none were presented in 19 of those years. It has been awarded to 134 Laureates; 107 individuals and 27 organizations. The youngest recipient, Malala Yousafzai was 17 and the oldest was Josef Rotblat at age 87.

Today’s Birthdays of Note….

Emily Dickinson – Writer – born in Amherst, Massachusetts

Bobby Flay– Chef & TV host – born in New York City, New York


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