If You Love To Drink Beer? Thank Women For It.

If You Love To Drink Beer? Thank Women For It.

If You Love To Drink Beer? Thank Women For It.

New Delhi: Jane Peyton, beer historian claims that ancient Mesopotamian women were the first to develop, sell, and even drink beer. It's also considered that beer propelled the shift from Paleolithic civilization to Neolithic for living.

There are many inventions for which we have to thank women. Beer is among one of them. It's not exactly confirm as who really invented this drink. According to Peyton, women not only invented beer but also only they were allowed to operate breweries around 7,000 years ago in Mesopotamia and Sumeria.

The first written recipe of beer is considered to be the Hymn to Ninkasi, circa 1800 B.C. Ninkasi, Sumerian goddess of beer,  was the first person who left us hard evidence of drinking beer. It's also considered that beer propelled the shift from Paleolithic civilization to Neolithic way of living which involved settling in a enduring habitat and also ensuring a stable harvest. Some historians believe that from beginning brewing and performing chores in the kitchen have always belonged to women.

The Sumerians also worshipped Kubaba, apart from Ninkasi. The only woman whose name features alongside Sumerians’ list of kings. This is an honour she has earned not by birth, but by her work as a brewer.

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Beside this, the Egyptians also worshiped the goddess of beer Menqet and celebrated sun god Ra’s daughter, Sekhmet, whose bloodthirsty paths were calmed by beer.

In all civilizations, women were the exclusive brewers. In Norse society, all equipments remained their property by law. Even Ancient Finland recognised women to be the creator of beer. Bear’s saliva and wild honey were supposedly the first ingredients for this drink.

Back in England, it is known that fermented beverages were traditionally made at home by women. It's also known as brewsters or ale-wives, they sold the drink to run their houses.

But what's most depressing of this women’s invention is now perceived as a male’s drink. How and why did this transformation come from? According to expert from late 18th century and the onset of the Industrial Revolution, new methods for making beer took over.As a result, women’s greatest contribution in beer makingslowly started to deteriorate and at end it just faded away.

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