libations that have helped shape our world
The ancient Sumerians, who built advanced
city-states in the area of present-day Iraq,
began fermenting beer from barley at least
6,000 years ago.
When people started agriculture the first
crops they produced were barley or wheat.
You consume those crops as bread and as beer.
It's the drink associated with the dawn of
civilization. It's as simple as that.
Beer was popular with the masses from the
Beer would have been something that a common
person could have had in the house and made
whenever they wanted.
The guys who built the pyramids were paid in
beer and bread. It was the defining drink of
Egypt and Mesopotamia. Everybody drank it.
Today it's the drink of the working man, and
it was then as well.