Hmmm Beer. The world’s first fermented beverages most likely emerged alongside the development of cereal agriculture some 12,000 years ago. As hunter-gatherer tribes settled into agrarian civilizations based around staple crops like wheat, rice, barley and maize, they may have also stumbled upon the fermentation process and started brewing beer.
The earliest known alcoholic beverage is a 9,000-year-old Chinese concoction made from rice, honey and fruit, but the first barley beer was most likely born in the Middle East. While people were no doubt imbibing it much earlier, hard evidence of beer production dates back about 5,000 years to the Sumerians of ancient Mesopotamia.
A lot has changed in the world of beer and brewing over the past 9,000 years so much so its now easier than ever to brew amazing quality craft beer at home or in a craft brewery. With the widest choice of fresh quality ingredients and increasingly affordable equipment and technology. Beer is truly your friend. Hmmm Beer, so what are you waiting for?