Who invented beer? It’s a question that still goes unanswered as still many historians are trying to figure out the history of how beer came into existence. It’s older than you, me, or even our ancestors. Since the history of beer is so vague, we can’t find a definite answer, but we will at least try to do justice to the matter of attention.
According to a recent research conducted mainly by Li Liu at Standford University in 2018, an Israeli cave is said to have remains of brewing operation which goes back to the year 11,000 B.C.
He states, that beer had been known to our ancestors long before the idea of planting crops came across their minds. The process included heating the ground grains and then fermenting it with yeast. Of course, the resulting beer is not the sort that we are accustomed to, it’s somewhat like the consistency of porridge. Nothing a person like us would crave, after having a long hard day.
Approximately around the year 7000 B.C. Chinese ancestors began experimenting on beer with fruits and honey, the outcome still not so known to the one we are having. But around the year 3000 B.C. we are able to determine the close resemblance of beer to the one we have now.
The Asian Sumerians are the first ones to find methods for storing beer in pop-top cans. Whereas, the ancient ancestors used to store it in pots. A recipe is also found by the Sumerians, in which the detailed steps of brewing are shown, which barley to use and of course the process of fermentation.
The hops, is the significant ingredient that is missing so far in this whole brewing process. It gives beer its usual flavor. So if you are looking to have the kind of beer that can be consumed using a spoon and a bowl then nomadic tribes of Israel are the inventors. If you are considering the kind that would come out of running tap water then medieval Emporers are the ones to invent it. The fact that you still cannot change is that humans cannot mourn or celebrate without this drink. It is loved by all.