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Beer making by the Ossetian and Chewsure tribes, c. AD 374

Beer making by the Ossetian and Chewsure tribes, c. AD 374

Astonishing progress in the making of beer was displayed by the Ossestian and Chewsure tribes, isolated in the valleys of the Caucasus mountains, when they were first visited by Europeans in the eighteenth century. Tribesmen heated crushed barley in large copper cauldrons and relied on natural enzyme action; wild hops were used for flavoring.

Original source of the image and text: The Milwaukee Journal, Sept. 26, 1937.

Image source: Beer -- History,Circulating collection of the Print and Picture Collection, Free Library of Philadelphia

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