According to this documentary, How Beer Saved the World, the builders of the ancient Egyptian pyramids were paid in beer, 1 gallon per worker per day. It took over 231,000,000 gallons of beer to build the Great Pyramid of Giza.
While many beers are available year round, there are many beers that are only available during certain times of year. I'm glad there are. These are the special bottles that have seasons and tradition. These build on a sense of expectation — like a child’s Christmas morning only for adults, with anticipation and excitement.