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The earliest depiction we have of beer in the archaeological record is a pictogram on a seal dating to the 4,000s BC. It was discovered in an ancient Mesopotamian settlement in the area of what is now modern-day Iraq. The drawing depicts two figures drinking from a pot from two straws.
Beer in the ancient world was a social event, often drunk communally in groups. Of course, it looked a lot different than modern beer. Early beer resembled soup rather than a drink. The ancients took wild grains, pounded them, and mixed them with water. The mixture was fermented and was drunk through straws in order to filter out some of the impurities.
originally posted by: Fallingdown
a reply to: Lumenari
I can agree with that. Fruit was fermenting before Homo sapiens . I guess the thing we’re exploring here is the connection between beer and bread .
originally posted by: Oleandra88
a reply to: butcherguy
I do not like to make two messages in a row but I only now saw your message.
Back in the older days (like, centuries), many people drank more schnaps, a high percentage (40%) alcoholic beverage made from corn or potatoes, than water. Little kids even!
Because of the bad fresh water supply back then.