For some reason I’ve had beer on my mind a lot lately? Might be because of the lovely intestinal bug I’m just getting over?
So I’ve been compiling beer stories, beer factoids, and even beer related music.
Let’s begin with some beer history courtesy of The Beer Institute.
Its origins are lost somewhere in the stone age, long before history was recorded. Anthropologists can only guess how it happened, and their guesswork goes something like this: once, in the camp of some nomadic hunter-gatherers, there was a supply of wild grain, painstakingly collected for food. Somehow, possibly in a sudden rainstorm, a pool of warm water formed where the grain was stored. In a short time the grain fermented, turning the water into a thick dark liquid. Some adventurous soul among these primitive people sampled the liquid, and found that it tasted good.
More recently there’s the story of the Iowa man who completed a 46 day Beer Lenten Beer fast. This feat generated an article in Slate asking how long such a diet could last? This rather profound question has crossed my mind before.
While doing my research I also found some interesting uses for beer. I’m sure you might have others?
Then there’s the musical aspect. There are several choices, but I’ll go with this one.