- Around 4300 BC, the first cities began to be developed in Mesopotamia and Egypt. This was the time when beer really took off.
- Beer was accidentally discovered when grain soaked in water produced malt and when gruel left out became fizzy and alcoholic.
- It was safer to drink than water because it was made using boiling water.
- The earliest written documents were Sumerain wage lists and tax receipts that contained the symbol for beer, since it was a used as a form of currency.
- It was consumed together from the same vessel.
- The world's oldest recipe is for the making of beer.
- The phrase "bread and beer" was used as an everyday greeting much like people today saying "good luck."
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Some Interesting Facts about Beer
I started reading A History of the World in 6 Glasses a few weeks back. It's a very interesting read looking at how six drinks (beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, coke) have defined different ages. Here are several facts about beer that I found interesting: