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History of Beer

9,000 years in the making…

On their own, they’re not the most pleasant of ingredients, but add them all together with some water and you have one of the most popular libations of the ages. Barley, hops, water and yeast perfectly picked, soaked, fermented, and bottled.

There are many accounts of beer and ales from thousands of years ago, dating back to the ancient Egyptians and early Mesopotamian civilizations. As history tells us, beer was thought to be discovered accidentally when bread fell into a vat of soaking grain. The early versions seemed to resemble more of an ale soup; some sources citing that it was sipped through a tube to filter the solids out. Surprisingly, throughout history, beer was considered safer to drink than water due to the boiling process involved in brewing. Adults and children alike drank the great brew, with almost every meal.

Luckily, we’ve come a long way from drinking beer out of tubes thanks to the industrial revolution. As the demand for beer grew, manufacturing and transportation services were flourishing. The 17th and 18th centuries brought us cleaner burning kilns to produce lighter malts and additional styles of beers.

Brewers learned that the temperature of the kiln could be manipulated to produce different malts, such as pale, caramel, and dark. Different grains such as wheat, oats, rye, or corn could also be used to change the flavor and color of the beer. Thus, the concept of specialty beer began.

Throughout the 20th century, commercial, large scale beer production took over, creating the massive brands we know today. However, in recent years, smaller microbreweries have tried to take us back to our smaller-scale roots with the craft beer movement.

That’s where we come in. Supplying you with the best craft beer in seacoast NH. We get our wide selection from all across the country, so you can experiment with different styles and flavors. Come in to participate in one of our weekly beer tasting events, they’re free to the public!