In ancient Babylon, women brewers also assumed the role of temple priestesses. The goddess Siris was the patron of beer.
50% of U.S. Beer Drinkers are loyal to this?!?
Why does the common consumer keep supporting these guys?
Studying the experimentally induced intoxicated behavior of ants in 1888, naturalist John Lubbock noticed that the insects that had too much to drink were picked up by nest mates and carried home. Conversely, drunken strangers were summarily tossed in a ditch.
Bottle caps, or “crowns,” were invented in Baltimore in 1892 by William Painter. Painter proved his invention’s worth when he convinced a local brewer to ship a few hundred cases of beer to South America and back and they returned without a leak.
In their efforts to regulate beer quality, the ancient Babylonians, who were among history’s earliest brewers, decreed that any commercial beermaker who sold unfit beer would be drowned in his/her own libation.
The United States is the only country in the world with a three tier system for alcohol distribution.