History of Beer

16th Century Brewing

Beer is one of the world's oldest beverages, with the history of beer dating back to the 6th millennium BC, and being recorded in the written history of Ancient Iraq. The earliest known chemical evidence of beer dates to circa 3500–3100 BC from the site of Godin Tepe in the Zagros Mountains of western Iran.  Beer may have been known in Neolithic Europe as far back as 3000 BC and Chinese historical documents show that around 5,000 years ago, ancient Chinese civilizations were brewing a beer-like substance known as “Kui”. Read more about the history of beer...



Origins of Beer:

Beer and Vikings: Read about the role beer played during Viking Times



Beer Mythology:Gambrinus


Gambrinus - The King of Beer: Gambrinus is a legendary king of Flanders, and an unofficial patron saint of beer or brewing. Gambrinus was a poor apprentice in glass-making, hailing from a little town in the Flandres called Fresne sur l'Escaut. With his wonderful pink cheeks, blonde hair and blonde beard, he was the most beautiful boy in the town and had great romantic success with the town girls.  It is Gambrinus who brought beer to earth, andhere is the legend of how this came to be King. Read more about King Gambrinus...


10 Ancient Gods of Beer: Beer and other fermented drinks have long been produced in various forms around the world. Beer became an important commodity and necessity even in ancient cultures. As such, most of these cultures have a deity or a God dedicated to beer and brewing. This page will show the 10 Ancient Gods of Beer and where they are derived from. Read more about the Ancient Gods of Beer...





Prohibition was a period of nearly fourteen years of U.S. history in which the manufacture, sale, and transportation of liquor was made illegal. It led to the first and only time an Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was repealed.

Prohibition Becomes Law




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