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A Brief History of Everything (and by "Everything" I mean "Beer")

If you are anything like me you are sitting at your desk at work with a nice, cold, frosty beer in your hand (if my boss is reading this, it's totally apple juice). But did you ever stop to think about the history of that liquid uberness that you have? Many a millennia have brought us down the drunken road to where we are today and I would like to share with you a bit of what I have learned staggering down that road. 

Most people know that beer, malted beverages and wine alike, are thousands of years old but to pinpoint an exact date on the creation of beer is nigh impossible. The Chinese have been brewing rice into alcohol for over 9000  years but they turned that into a drink closer to wine. Beer brewed from barley, as we know it today, dates back about 3000 years before the birth of our 8 pound 6 ounce savior Baby Jesus. Coincidentally enough, it comes to us right around the corner from Baby J's birthplace in the land of Sumeria which is now present-day Iraq.

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