Beer is one of the world's oldest alcoholic substances, dating back to 9500 B.C. While beer comes in a variety of colours and flavours, it can also be used for a variety of purposes (not just celebrating that winning overtime goal!). Here are five surprising ways you can use beer around the home:

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