This 7000 year old antibiotic medicine sure can make you feel better

Beer is one of the oldest beverages humans have produced, dating back to at least the fifth millennium BC, and recorded in the written history of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. Chemical tests of ancient pottery jars reveal that beer was produced as far back as about 7,000 years ago in what is today Iran. The Ancient Nubians had even used beer as an antibiotic medicine.

I discovered the passion that the brew masters put into every can and bottle of beer that they make. The Unknown Brewing company of Charlotte was no exception, to the passion rule.

Beer is made from four basic ingredients: Barley, water, hops and yeast. The basic idea is to extract the sugars from grains (usually barley) so that the yeast can turn it into alcohol and CO2, creating beer.

With varying tastes and alcohol content, beers range in flavor from chocolate stout, to peach flavors, and even licorice.  Like wine, each batch may vary in flavor, depending on the material that was put in the mix. The American brewing industry reached another milestone at the end of June, with more than 3,040 breweries operating for all or part of the month.  So visit a local micro brewery in your town, and take a tour and a taste of what they have to offer.  #343project