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HBS Guy

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R. Sole invented VB {shudder} :biker:biker:biker

Alcohol free beer was invented fairly recently. Coopers Brewery here made some, not too bad. Was on the TV show “QI” but I cannot remember the inventor.
 

SethBullock

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From the book ...

“Non-alcoholic beers came from old Egypt. Egyptian priestesses would brew a potent beer that was taken into the temple and heated over fire, the alcohol or “spirit” of the beer rising to heaven and making the goddess quite drunk. The remaining now non-alcoholic brew was sold to the public, the proceeds going to support the temple.”
 

mothra

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From the book ...

“Non-alcoholic beers came from old Egypt. Egyptian priestesses would brew a potent beer that was taken into the temple and heated over fire, the alcohol or “spirit” of the beer rising to heaven and making the goddess quite drunk. The remaining now non-alcoholic brew was sold to the public, the proceeds going to support the temple.”

I've read that ancient Babylonian women brewed the first beers. Priestesses also. from memory. Although i think it was alcoholic.
 

HBS Guy

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Yes, brewing beer was mainly a female occupation until industrial breweries appeared with the Industrial Revolution. In the Babylonian times beer was served by waitresses who also served as whores. There were no hops back in those days, twists of the herb skirret were supplied with the beer, they provided the bitterness.

It can be argued that beer was why nomads settled down, to protect their crops of cereals used to make beer and so introduced intensive agriculture and cities.
 

HBS Guy

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In the absence of Squire I will ask a question:

In war, a white flag meant surrender or a call for a truce.

What did a blag flag mean?
 
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