History of Processed Beer

The earliest recorded history of beer dates back the 5000BC with recipes found on Egpian papyrus scrolls, the process usually involved local fruits and malts although archaeological evidence dating back to 10,000BC shows mixing bowls with beer like residue and the remains of malted barley scraps. The early unknowing of the existence of yeast and how it creates alcohol led to maybe different theories such as the viking belief that the stirring stick contained magical powers. Early uses of beer were often for religious ceremonies, as beer spread throughout Europe in the Middle Ages religious leaders often dictates the recipes and distribution to the masses most famously the Trappist Monks which to this day are still brewing beer in Belgium.