How a Kegger Changed the Course of History

1773– The Boston Tea Party was started because of a beer shortage. When the British Government told the colonists to just drink tea, the colonists were inflamed! Rumor had it there was more beer coming on a British trade ship, so the colonists planned to steal the ships cargo. Upon opening the crates, it was discovered that the shipment was tea- not beer. This caused massive rioting and acts of debauchery in which all the tea was thrown into the Boston Harbor.

1914– War breaks loose in Europe after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. At a kegger in Serbia, the Archduke declared the superiority of German beer. Angered by this statement, Gavrilo Princip, a lover of fine Stout, assassinated him, thus beginning World War I. Germany entered the war to prove that they produced the best quality beer. Yes my friends, WWI started from an argument about which country makes the best beer.

1972–  Watergate had nothing to do with Nixon trying to get the dirt on his rivals. Oh contrare! In actuality, the  Scandal had more to do with Nixon’s cronies stealing kegs of Pabst Blue Ribbon, than stealing confidential documents. They would have gotten away with it, too had they just shared the loot with Deep Throat.

1980– The Soviet Union Hockey Team of 1980 lost “The Miracle on Ice” because of a wild keg party the night before the big game.

2006– After a wild keg party, Mel Gibson does something stupid- well actually a lot of somethings. And as they say… “The rest is history”

Well we hope you had a few chuckles with today’s blog!~ Courtesy of Kevin Waugh

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