How much beer flooded the streets during the London Beer Flood of 1814?

  • 1,018 gallons
  • 5,542 gallons
  • 264,172 gallons correct

    Here at The Hive, we wanted to remind you that sometimes you can have too much of a good thing- like beer. In 1814, a brewery owned by the Meux's Brewing Company had a large vat in Downtown London that exploded, flooding the streets with over 264,000 gallons of porter which equate to roughly 1,000,000 liters of beer! Though it sounds like every frat guy's dream come true, it was actually responsible for the destruction of two homes, eight deaths, and a plethora of hangovers. Source: The History Channel

  • 15,000,000 gallons
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