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The Germanic, Scandinavian, and Celtic tribes prepared a beer-like beverage, before 1000 B.C.

The Germanic, Scandinavian, and Celtic tribes prepared a beer-like beverage, before 1000 B.C.

The Germanic, Scandinavian, and Celtic tribes prepared from the earliest of times a beer-like beverage, sometimes called ale. Mead, made of honey diluted in water and naturally fermented, was a stronger and more popular drink. Overall, beer played an important role in religious ceremonies and festivities.

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

Image source:  Beer—History, The circulating collection of the Print and Picture Collection, Free Library of Philadelphia

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