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Originally Published: 22 December 2021
By: Eloise Feilden in The Drinks Business
Israeli archaeologists have found starch residue from wheat and barley in ancient pottery in the Jordan Valley, citing it as the oldest evidence of social beer drinking.
Researchers say they have discovered the first evidence of social beer consumption in the ancient Middle East, after finding the remains of cereal grains used to produce alcohol in a 7,000-year-old town.