I didn’t know that during the construction of the The Ancient Pyramids of Egypt, each worker got a daily ration of 4-5 liters of beer. It was a source of nutrition, refreshment and reward for all the hard work. It was beer for pay. Funny to think, but the great pyramids may not have been built if there hadn’t been enough beer. Go figure!
Bowls recovered from King Midas’ 700 B.C. tomb led to the creation of todays Midas Touch Beer. Sam Calagione, the founder of Dogfish Head Brewpub of Delaware, produces Midas and other recovered brew recipes to recreate and market beverages once enjoyed by kings & pharaohs. He even has one recipe for a Chateau that is 9,000 years old. What? Wow!
To think how science can breakdown the ingredients from so long ago and people can now sidle up to the bar and enjoy an ancient cold one. Hmmm. That’s Kool!
Source: Smithsonian Ju/Au 2011