Saturday, January 20, 2007


Finally found out why beer is not affecting my diet…cavemen did have beer! Well, sorta.

Scots have been making beer since at least Neolithic times. In 1985 archaeologists uncovered Pictish pots dating from 6500 B.C. containing remnants of beer brewed with barley and oats, honey or heather, meadowsweet and royal fern. In the late fourth century the Irish High King Niall of the Nine Hostages launched a campaign against the Picts, at least in part to learn the Scots’ brewing secrets. He succeeded in wiping out the Pictish population of Galloway, but was unable to extract the secrets of Scottish ale even from the last survivor.

To my ancestors I say, thanks guys!


Fathairybastard said...

Vilings made it from honey, so yer good to go.

Fathairybastard said...

Vikings, sheesh.

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