Tag Archives: Stone Age

• Back to the future with wine pouches

Back to the future with wine pouches

The quest for the perfect wine container has been going on since the Stone Age when our ancestors drank naturally fermented grapes from animal-skin pouches. They are now back in vogue in the United States where at least three U.S. wineries are offering wines in high tech foil pouches that resemble children’s fruit drinks — […]

• Forget About Church & State. Now It's Church & Beer. Amen.

Forget About Church & State. Now It's Church & Beer. Amen.

You may not think of beer as a religious beverage, but you’d be wrong. A beer maker in Lancaster has teamed up with a church to brew some heavenly suds. Rev. David Peck, who holds Sunday sermons at the St. James Episcopal Church, is also a craft ale connoisseur. Peck and Iron Hill brew master […]

• Did Beer Lubricate the Rise of Civilization? Study Says, "Could be!"

Did Beer Lubricate the Rise of Civilization? Study Says, "Could be!"

Some archaeologists have said that there is a possibility that beer may have helped lead to the rise of civilization. Their argument is that Stone Age farmers were domesticating cereals not so much to fill their stomachs but to lighten their heads, by turning the grains into beer. Signs that people went to great lengths […]