The History Of Beer

There’s nothing quite like a refreshing pint of beer, but did you know there is 10,000 years of history in this glass? Beer has been poured since prehistory. Slurped by Hunter- Gatherers & Pyramid Builders, Pharaohs, Vikings, the Inca and the Irish. Chugged from jugs, horns, skulls, steins, and even through golden straws used to pierce through a warm crusty yeast cake. Yeap crusty yeast cake, we’ll get to that.

So what is the history of beer, how did it save humanity, and can a hangover be a religious experience? Well, Let’s Find Out.

This video was researched and written by Deborah Oliveira.



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Sources and Further Reading:

Mental Floss:
Origin of Everything:
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DW Food:
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World History Encyclopedia:
CBS Morning:
A Natural History of Beer…

Beer, Brewsters, and Women’s Work: An Interview with Judith Bennett…

Brewers tale…

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