Discussing :: Beer through the years

No one really knows exactly how the first beer came into being... Suffice it to say that, around 10,000 years ago, somebody let a primordial barley and hop concoction stand long enough for it to ferment. The result not only made anonymous history, it was the genesis of beer's own special influence throughout the ages.Here are a few examples of note:It was the accepted practice in Babylonia, as early as 4000 years ago, that for a month after a wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer, and because their calendar was lunar-based, this period was called the "honey month" or what we... read full article

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Beer through the years

beer rules

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Beer through the years

I thought rule of thumb was from only being allowed to strike your wife with a stick or thatch no wider than you thumb back in the late 1800's early 1900's.

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Beer through the years

Beer heals the soul

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Beer through the years

Love the part about the father giving the brides husband beer a month after the wedding! is that like a reward or something? and all the beer he could drink! Imagine if that were the case today! and the bride wasn't allowed to drink at all....somehow I can't see that working in today's world!

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Beer through the years

i dont get drunk i get awesome!!!!

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Beer through the years

as much BEER as you can drink for a month after the wedding WO i'd end up with a whole nursery full of male heirs ha

#7

Anyone else like Lion Brown??

#8

Interesting "Facts" provided

#9

no beer is bad some just better than others

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Must admit the picture of a traditional English country pub made me come over all nostalgic and teary-eyed. Indeed, there are few things in life that come close to the pleasure of a pint of hand-pulled bitter, served naturally chilled by good cellar conditions, with a half inch creamy head, and complete with that natural yeasty fermentation aroma. Even better when accompanied by a picked egg or a packet of pork scratchings!

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