Today we bring you 10 facts about ancient Egyptian beer.
1. Gift From The GodsAccording to legend, Osiris (Egyptian god of the afterlife, renewal, and rebirth) taught the ancient Egyptians how to brew beer.
2. Hop-freeAncient Egyptians didn’t have the benefit of hops, so their beer tasted different than today’s version. It was often flavored with fruits.
3. Get Out The Strainer
4. Women BrewmastersTraditionally, women brewed beer, allowing them to earn a little extra money (or bartered goods).
5. Industrial Brewery
6. Beer Rations
7. Standardized Jars
People throughout ancient Egypt were often paid in beer, so the jars were roughly uniform in size.
8. Beer For What Ails You
10. The Cleopatra Beer Tax
|Ancient Egyptian beer jar made from|
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Ancient Egyptian beer probably didn't taste much like Budweiser. It's likely there were hundreds of home-brew recipes for how to brew beer. If you recreated it today, it probably wouldn't make the pages of Beer Magazine. Yet ancient Egyptian beer is at the roots of some of the oldest traditions in brewing.
Who knew ancient Egyptians had such a fascinating history with the wonderful, humble beer?