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BREWING UP SOME HISTORY

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If you’re an avid homebrewer, you might know that one of beer’s claims to fame is just how ancient a beverage it really is. Beer, along with mead, is the oldest of commercially produced alcoholic drinks and has been around since the beginnings of civilisation.

Evidence of barley-based beer dating back to around 3500 BC has been unearthed in what is now Iran, although recent findings suggest possible beer brewing going on for ritual purposes in caves near modern-day Israel that date back 13,000 years!