I love history almost as much as I love beer. When the two combine I just can’t help myself. Even when Dogfish Head makes another ancient ale, none of which I’ve enjoyed, I have to get one to drink and two to lay down. I cannot be helped.
Some ‘news’ (olds) out of Egypt, “archaeologists have unearthed a 3,000 year old tomb of a beer brewer in the city of Luxor…was the chief ‘maker of beer for the gods of the dead.'”
I seem to remember reading that women were brewers back then, not men. Hammurabi had a thing or two to say about it I think.