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History of Brewing Beer

The earliest evidence of beer brewing dates back to 8000-7000 B.C. in Tell Aswad, Jericho and Nahal Oren. Although the evidence is not definitive, excacations at these sites identified grains of barley, wheat, and lentils which were significantly different from the wild types.


The earliest sign of beer drinking is from a seal from Tepe Gawra in Iraq in ~4000 B.C. which indicates the evidence of beer drinking. Two people are shown in celebration drinking from a large jar with bent straws. Tepe Gawra

~ 3500 B.C. The brewery at Hierakonpolis utilized ceramic vats in rows and was covered in a mud platform to contain heat.










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For drink, there was beer which was very strong when not mingled with water, but was agreeable to those who were used to it. They drank this with a reed, out of the vessel that held the beer, upon which they saw the barley swim.