A Chronological History of Beer

December 26th, 2013 by Tender

• Between 10,000 and 15,000 years ago, various humans stopped their nomadic life and settled down to farm. It’s believed that grain was the first domesticated crop.

• The oldest records of brewing are about 6,000 years old and it was the Sumerians how were practicing it.  Sumeria lay between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers It is believed that the Sumerians discovered the fermentation process by chance. 

• No one knows for sure how this occurred, but the guess is that a piece of bread or grain became wet and in time, it began to ferment and inebriating pulp resulted. 

Original orientations to beer

December 26th, 2013 by Tender

Brewing is the most ancient manufacturing art, and is most likely as old as agriculture. It’s a known fact that Beer is as old as bread. Of course, it is possible that either beer or bread may have been a result of the other.

‘Kui’ is a Chinese beer made some 5,000 years ago. In Mesopotamia, a 4,000 year-old clay tablet shows that brewing was a very much appreciated profession – and women were the master brewers. In ancient Babylon, the women brewers were woman priests, too.

Areke

February 24th, 2010 by areke

Areke means liquor in Amharic. Amahric is the official language in Ethiopia. In Amharic this word refers a traditional renowned alcoholic beverage that is distilled locally rather than fermented.