Beer has long been a part of celebrations and merrymaking in the history of mankind. Looking back, pub houses were usually among the first establishments to be built in towns because people enjoy having a glass (or two) of beer as their workday ends or as they go on a break during their travels. But where did beer originate from? How did the whole world become a beer-loving community? Most importantly, where can we find the best beers?
Beer is said to be one of the world’s oldest recipe. Written accounts tell us that Egyptians brewed beers as early as 5,000 B.C. They used herbs, pomegranates, and dates for brewing. Egyptians used beer for religious purposes and the pharaohs directed the brewing and distribution of this drink. Beer eventually found its way to the Mediterranean, then to Europe and to the rest of the world. During the Middle Ages, they improved the recipe of beer by including wild hops with the malted barley to balance the flavor of the beer. The hops improved the beer’s flavor and prolonged its shelf life. Aside from being used for religious purposes, beer, later on, became a part of the life of the people as they used it as a substitute for water. They also appreciated its nutritional value. And that is how the whole world became a beer-loving community.
The beer industry spread all over the world. But of course, there are some beers that stood out in quality and flavor. The bestselling beers all over the world are Corona Extra, Brahma, Harbin, Heineken, Yanjing, Skol, Tsingtao, Budweiser, Bud Light, and Snow. Billions of gallons of beer are being sold each year. It is no wonder then that it is a big enterprise because people from all over the world love to have some beer.