The Beer's Beggining: A Divine Drink

Approx. 4000 BC

In the middle east,the Sumerian people were fermenting a form of bread to make a fermented pulp which had an intoxicating effect - a "divine drink".

The Babylonians's Beer

Approx. 3000 BC

The Babylonians had up to 20 different types of beer.

The Keen Egyptians Brewer

Approx. 1550 BC

beer and malt has been found buried in the tombs of the Pharoahs to provide sustenance for the afterlife.

Roman Empire + Wine = OK, but Roman Empire + Beer?

100 AD

Beer was extensively drunk throughout the Roman Empire.

Middle Ages: Ages of Beers

500 AC

In the Middle Ages the largest brewers were the monasteries.

The Introduction of Hops

1150 AD

The Hops added to beer 'reduced the putrefaction' caused by spoilage organisms.

The Reinheitsgebot of 1516


The world's first food ingredient regulation is the German Purity Law or Reinheitsgebot

The Free Mash Tun Act


The new law enabled "the brewer to brew from what he pleases and have a perfect choice of his materials and methods