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2000 BC - Ancient Times

Religion. Medicine. Beer.

Ever thank God for a beer? People in the ancient world used to do it all the time. They believed the gods were responsible for the fermentation they didnít understand. In fact, priestesses brewed beer in Mesopotamia and Egypt and drinking beer marked holidays and religious festivals. Egyptians even used beer in medicine, and their medical practices were among the most advanced of their day. Coincidence? We donít think so.

2000 BC - Ancient Times