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July 21, 2010
An American brewery has recreated a 9000-year-old beer after analysing the insides of neolithic pottery found at a burial site in Henan province, in central China.
Chateau Jiahu, from the Dogfish Head Brewery in Delaware, is brewed from wildflower honey, muscat grapes, barley malt, hawthorn fruit and chrysanthemums, and will go on sale in the US next month at $US13 ($A15) a bottle.
Dr Patrick McGovern, a biomolecular archaeologist at the University of Pennsylvania, came across the pottery shards on a trip to China 10 years ago.
Originally posted by danielhanson420
think i'l stick to good old wifebeater. if you could get it in the U.K id try it but i imagine it would cost a bit to export it espesially for it to taste like its 9000 years old lol
The hymn to the beer goddess Ninkasi served as our formula in this essay into Sumerian brewing techniques. Leading anthropologists now believe that beer, and not bread, was the reason nomadic hunters and gatherers settled and developed into agriculturists. This would mean beer was the catalyst for civilization!