Did the Sumerians brew beer or not?

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by James Blake Wiener
published on 20 January 2012
Our history books inform us that the ancient Sumerians from the Fertile Crescent were the first to brew alcoholic beverages. Is this true though? Or did the Sumerians merely brew a very "low-alcoholic" drink?  The writers at Deutsche Welle review the evidence and make a judgment. Please click here to read this report.
Posted by James Blake Wiener on January 20, 2012, 16:36.


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