Archeologists Unearth Bronze Age Microbrewery in Cyprus

30 November 2012

imageI suspect Sam Calagione may be booking his flights as we speak…..Archeologists have just unearth a Bronze-Age microbrewery in Cyprus.  Details from The Belfast Telegraph:

Archaeologists working in western Cyprus are raising a glass to the discovery of a Bronze Age "microbrewery".

The team excavated a 2 metres x 2 metres mud-plaster domed structure which it says was used as a kiln to dry malt and make beer 3,500 years ago.

Beers of different flavours would have been brewed from malted barley and fermented with yeasts with an alcoholic content of around 5%. The yeast would have either been wild or produced from fruit such as grape or fig, according to the researchers.

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