posted on Apr, 4 2010 @ 10:16 AM
Anyone here on ATS ever brew their own beer ?
The beer we drink today is flavoured with hops which were not discovered until considerably later in ancient Europe, in Germany in the 1200's.
Fermentation is naturally occurring on fruit due to airborne yeasts and combined with the fruits natural sugars which ancient man understood eons
Since Women have historically ruled cooking and the kitchen, it would make sense that a Woman discovered the brewing of beer as well as having
discovered most of the culinary arts and delights we all enjoy today.
The early beer was more of a tea made from the sweet sugars of the malted barley and was later discovered that after sitting outside and uncovered,
it having picked up naturally occurring yeast began to ferment.
This producing CO2 and Alcohol..........lets party !
Also due to beer being boiled, it also sterilized the water which also ancient Man/Woman learned was beneficial for health reasons leading to it's
popularity over consumption of water from questionable water sources especially while travelling.
So in that perspective, it would make sense that a Woman discovered beer which would have preceded even the fermentation of grape juice into wine in
some respects. Simply due to the fact that Barley grain was a daily staple, as well as money in ancient Man's diet as wheat is found today.
Just talking about it makes me Looking forward to having a cool one after riding my motorcycle today !