Beer is one of the most popular alcoholic drinks around today. It is available in a wide range of different styles and from different brands. Its popularity spans the globe, and there are often many places which are famed for their own particular style of brewing. Countries like Germany and Belgium are also well known for their styles of brewing. As a result of this, many people will flock to those countries in order to taste the beer and have it imported.
According to research, beer or “ale” was first made during the fifth century BC. It is possible that this was made earlier as well, but this is the time that records show. The area in which the drink was brewed was probably around Egypt or in Mesopotamia. The fermentation of cereals that have sugars in them is quite easy. This is usually due to the fact that there are yeasts in the air. Fermentation of this kind may have caused beer to spring up in independent forms in other parts of the world as well, and hence making it a very widespread and popular drink for everyone. At the very least, it is possible that beer and ale have been around for at least seven thousand years.
Beer itself was not only used as a form of alcoholic beverage. It was often considered to be something worth of sacrifice to the gods in ancient Egypt. It caught on in its popularity when it came to Europe, and for this reason it was quite popular in the Middle Ages. It was then that numerous cities, particularly in Germany, began to produce their own different types of beer. This tradition continues on to this day. Various cities in Germany such as Cologne and Dusseldorf have their own styles of beer, “Kolsch” and “Alt beer” respectively.
At present, being an alcoholic drink, beer is banned in several Muslim countries. During the early part of the twentieth century, the prohibition laws in the United States also forbade the sale of beer. Due to this, there were many people who decided to take the sale of beer underground and sprang up an illegal trade. One of the most infamous of these illegal traders was Al Capone.
The history of beer is a fascinating one. It is a history that can tell us quite a lot about their own past and our own development.