The Little Black Book of Beer

Author Cullen, Ruth
ISBN 978-1-59359-959-1
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Did you know that beer is really, really old—in fact by far the oldest alcoholic beverage? Around 3000 BCE, a Sumerian wrote a poem that quoth

I feel wonderful drinking beer; in a blissful mood, with joy in my heart and a happy liver.

Beer is much older still, though, than a mere 5000 years—it dates back possibly to 9500 BCE, the early Neolithic. Not only is it older than the Universe according to Young Earth Creationist data—since it far, far predates Judaism, it is in fact older than God.