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A Tour Through historY

A Tour Through History

Today, a good beer travels a long way before it reaches your table, but there is an even longer journey that leads back to its origins around 8000 years ago, a history as old as it is interesting. Curiously, these paths are crossed because, like in a brewery, over its history, beer had to pass through various stages to become one of the most-consumed beverages in the world. To best understand these two histories, let's start from the beginning – the grain – and pass through each of the stages of its development until it reaches the place where we appreciate it, the glass.

BC - Mesopotamia

The grains: the origin of it all. Just as in History, this ingredient is what allows for the emergence of beer.

BC - Mesopotamia

Mesopotamia

Yes, beer, by all indications, was not created but rather discovered, thanks to a spontaneous fermentation of grains (or bread dough) that had been soaked by rainwater and come into contact with yeasts present in the environment, producing alcohol.
The first rudimentary beer was made, and since then, it has been appreciated around the world.

6000 BC - Sumer

Malt: the basis for the creation.The first item to be produced and the basis for the rest of the process.

6000 BC - Sumer

Sumer

The earliest records of beer brewing occur here. It can be said then that the Sumerians were the basis for the learning process and for future production and improvements of the beverage.

1700 BC - Babylonia

Drying: defining the characteristics of the beer.

1700 BC - Babylonia

Babylonia

Depending on how you dry the grains, you can produce beer with different characteristics. Historically, this phase has defined how the beverage would move forward from that point.

Beer was gaining more and more importance in the culture of civilizations. In Babylonia, its influence was such that it ended up becoming a currency of trade and a definition of castes.

100 AD - Roman Empire

One step back, two steps forward.

100 AD - Roman Empire

Roman Empire

With the Romans, beer gradually lost prominence to wine, which became the favorite beverage of the era. But, at the same time, it remained present within groups that appreciated the beverage and it gained new ground as the empire expanded.

1067 - Middle Ages

Fermentation: the fundamental transformation of the beer. It is here that the beverage evolves and takes the form that we know.

1067 - Middle Ages

Middle Ages

In day-to-day life, women were the ones largely responsible for beer production – both as an artisanal activity and as a commercial one – in bars and breweries. They were the "brewsters", women who make beer.

1760 AD - Industrial Revolution

Filtering: keeping only the fundamental. While for a recipe this means a brighter liquid, for history this means dynamics in production.

1760 AD - Industrial Revolution

Industrial Revolution

And then came machines to improve the processes and produce on large scales. With the addition of the Scientific Revolution, it was possible to do more in-depth study of beer yeasts until, in 1876, Louis Pasteur discovered a variety that allowed for the creation of a light, pleasant beer style, which quickly became popular: Lager.

2016 - Present Day

Bottling: ready to serve. The two histories are tied together in the present day.

2016 - Present Day

Present Day

Now is the time of the cup. The wait is over. After completing a journey of millennia to arrive at the current process of careful preparation, which comes from the field to your table, beer can once again do what it has always done: be appreciated.
A toast to this beautiful history.