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Lecture 2.1 Beer History

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Unformatted text preview: , bappir would have been a milled source of grain that would have resisted spoilage and served as an interesting source of sugars (along with honey or dates) for yeast to consume and produce ethanol. Tavern Talk Did you know? The earliest accounts of beer making come from Sumerian texts from around 6000 years ago. The Hymn of Ninkasi (tablet from around 4000 years ago) provides a detailed set of directions for beer making. From there, beer spread throughout the ancient world. Wherever there was grain agriculture, there was beer. The rest of this presentation will provide a historical look at beer in: • ancient Sumer (the Sumerians) • ancient Egypt • Europe • North America & the USA Remember: End of the Ice Age (10,000 BCE) Beer in Ancient Sumer (4000BCE) Major benefits of beer for civilization 1) Provided a clean water source and great source of nutrition. 2)...
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