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Chinese Made ‘Sweet and Sour’ Beer 5,000 Years Ago

Ancient Chinese brewed beer 5,000 years ago using a similar technology that we use today. It was made of broomcorn millet, barley, Job’s tears, and tubers fermented together and would have tasted “a bit sour and a bit sweet,” said Jiajing Wang, archaeologist and Ph.D. student at Stanford University, according to NPR. Xi’an brewery Wang participated in the excavations at the ...

Emma Lu

Chinese bottles of beer.