Beer is something many of us can agree on, and it’s from that, plenty of us have solved many problems over the years with a few pints of beer.
Beer is one of the oldest drinks the world has ever known. In fact, there have been beer recipes unearthed by archaeologists that were written on clay in 4300 B.C. and ceramic bottles that were still sticky with beer from 3400 B.C. The evidence was found in ancient Babylonia and Mesopotamia and has been consumed by nearly every country and culture ever since. A lot of people in ancient Egypt drank beer as part of their daily diet.
The recipe for beer came about unexpectedly after the first few grains had been fermented which made a bubbly, flavoursome product. The person sceptical to try the fermented drink was surprised to be greeted by a lovely little buzz, he smiled and said ‘Wow!’.
Until the industrialisation of brewing, beer was generally made by women – for thousands of years, all over the world, women were the main brewers, and the first recorded use of hops in beer was by a woman – St Hildegard.
“By the Middle Ages, Christian monks were brewing beers and introduced the use of hops. Until then, beers were brewed with local additives like dates and olive oils to add flavour. Today’s beers continue to be brewed with hops, herbs, or fruits that add flavour. Macro, micro, or craft, the art of brewing beer today remains a craft that employs age-old techniques carefully perfected over centuries and millennium.” – www.nationaltoday.com
International Beer Day was founded in Santa Cruz, California by Jesse Avshalomov in August 2007 whilst enjoying a few beers with his friends.
His reasons for founding International Beer Day were:
After the founding of International Beer Day, it is now being celebrated in 207 cities, 50 countries and 6 continents across the world!
Other countries that celebrate beer for their own reasons:
Fun facts about beer
Luckily in Plymouth, we have a whole host of pubs, restaurants and bars ready to serve you a fresh pint of beer this International Beer Day!
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