posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 06:34 PM
30 Mar 2010
Jane Peyton, 48, an author, said women created beer and for thousands of years it was only they who were allowed to operate breweries and drink beer.
The drink is now almost exclusively marketed to men - with television characters such as Homer Simpson the epitome of the beer-loving male.
Miss Peyton has conducted extensive research into the origins of beer for a new book and reports that a woman's touch was found on beer throughout
Nearly 7,000 years ago in Mesopotamia and Sumeria, so important were their skills that they were the only ones allowed to brew the drink or run any
And in almost all ancient societies beer was also then considered to be a gift from a goddess, never a male God.
Between the eighth and tenth centuries AD the Vikings spread terror by rampaging through Europe, fuelled by women-made ale.
Women invented a lot of things through time, not so sure that beer was a good thing with all the problems drinking has created in society.