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Re: Beer and such, was: Re: Nomination

Darren Benham wrote:

> Only a rumor (heard it from a bunch of monks) but I heard that beer
> either got started or spread by monks (them again) who brewed beer to
> have something to substitute food when they're on long fasts....

AFAIK, beer is as old as bread, and as universal.  According to my
learned reference work here (The Cartoon History of the Universe, Vol.
1.:-)) the staples of the Sumerian diet were bread, onions, and beer.

Followups to alt.history.beer :-)
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      or    xtifr@debian.org | above, but it is too long to fit into
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