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Chateau Jiahu – Gastro Obscura

This modern adaptation of a 9,000-year-old brew combines elements of beer, wine, and mead. When you think of old-school beer, tankards of ye olde tavern ale might come to mind. But Dogfish Head, a brewery in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, wants you to go back further. Much further. Chateau Jiahu is …

Uh-Oh, Germany Is Rapidly Running Out Of Beer Bottles : NPR

In Germany, beer consumption is up as temperatures remain unusually high. This is good and bad news for the beer industry. While the breweries have more than enough beer to go around, they’re running out of bottles because customers are not returning their empties quickly enough. Germans care about the …

German Beer Stays Home – Bloomberg

The Netherlands exports more beer than its larger neighbor even though it produces only about half as much Over 41 billion liters of beer were produced in the European Union last year, almost 81 liters per inhabitant. Two-thirds of that amount is produced in just six countries, with one in …

Mesopotamians were drinking beer from individual vessels 3,500 years ago – UPI.com

“Our results present a significant advance in the study of ancient Near Eastern beer brewing and consumption practices,” archaeologist Claudia Glatz said. June 27 (UPI) — Until now, archaeologists believed the people of Mesopotamia shared beer from large communal vessels, sipping the barley-derived beverage through straws. But new research suggests that …

Beer may lack fizz in Europe amid carbon dioxide shortage

England supporters celebrate Harry Kane’s winning goal as fans watch the World Cup soccer match between Tunisia and England at the Lord Raglan Pub in London, Monday, June 18, 2018. (Nigel French/PA via AP) LONDON (AP) — No beer at this time of year? A British trade group says there’s …

Spruce Beer – Gastro Obscura

This Christmas tree elixir kept Vikings and Captain Cook alive. If the only fruit in your house during the holidays is fruitcake, fear not. There’s another way to stave off scurvy without eating the artillery you’ve been saving for the annual Great Fruitcake Toss. For centuries, indigenous North Americans, Vikings, and …