Modern brewers replicate Sumerian beer
Despite being flavored with spices, the Sumerian brew created by Great Lakes is very sour. While the company plans to sweeten future batches with honey or dates, it still might be too acidic for the modern palate. Interested in trying it? Although Great Lakes does not intend to sell the Sumerian beer, they are planning to feature it at events this summer in Cleveland and Chicago.
BAS Library Members: Read more about ancient brews in “Did the Ancient Israelites Drink Beer?” by Michael Homan as it appeared in the September/October 2010 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review.
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