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Who Brewed First?

Who brewed beer first?  Rule out Americans. Rule out Germans. Rule out Belgians.  Scientific American attempts to explain beers earliest origins.

One thing is for sure, everyone’s favorite malty beverage dates back quite a few years.  Cuneiform tablets dating by to 4000 BC mention beer being used as currency.  Sumerians had Ninkasi, the goddess of beer.  Egypt has a beer history too, as evidenced by Dogfish Head’s brews.  Now that Dogfish is mentioned, Chateau Jiahu replicates a 9,000 year old recipe originating from China.  The art of cooking dates back a full 250,000 years, & beer might just be too  <Scientific American>