For University of Colorado classics professor Travis Rupp, the best way to bring ancient civilizations back to life is in a pint glass. Rupp works on a special projects team at Avery Brewing Company to brew beers the way that ancient Egyptians, Peruvians and Vikings did. While these beers are certainly different from their modern-day descendants, at the end of the day, a cold one the ancestral way is always a good thing. Cheers.
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I been looking for an ale thats game of thrones style, figured i would have to make it myself. A gruit seems the closest to it. Thinking of using mugwort and cloves with an oat wort. Any thoughts on adding molasses? I want it as traditional as i can get. "So thick you can nearly chew it"
This idea of being surprised that ancient food actually tasted good is fucking retarded. We are humans, we are going to figure out what tastes good to us and what doesn't. That's one of the reasons why we have bigger brains than any other animal.
people who feel we were dumber 1100 years ago are mistaken. While we have modern technology, they had a different technology that staggers us to this day; especially the Egyptians. As mankind has aged over the Millenniums from the first Perfect human couple, we've slowly become "dumber" because we gravitated from perfection each successive generation. It's like sailing away from a light house. You won't see the same at 100 miles from the light source as you will 100 yards. One current technology is due in large part to understanding technologies that already came before us. Truth be taken, humankind is at its dumbest stage right now. And the fact we can STILL do amazing things makes you wonder about how a perfect human mind would function.
I hate people that think that we are any more intelligent then previous sivilizations... we simply "advanced" in a different direction. In many ways we are actually less knowledgeable than previous civilizations.
I wasn't aware Ancient Egyptians had beer. I had assumed that beer as we understand it was a European thing, and that the alcohols made back in the day were composed of fermented fruit so were more like wines, ciders, or meads (considering the ancient Egyptians loved honey, mead in particular for them). I'm curious where he got the research for his recipe from.
If you live near a big city, there's bound to be one of those bars with lots of different beers on tap (some have more than 100.) Talk to the bartender there and ask for a "flight" (sampler) of beers they'll think you'll like. Definitely tell them all the beers you've had before that you've hated. :)
Could someone help me find where I can buy this beer? I wanted to create a an ancient Mesopotamian brew in college but didn't have the time, research or resources. I just want to have another connection to my routes other than my family's cooking. Hopefully I'll get a chance one day. Fun fact, the ancient Mesopotamians would drown the brewmaster in the brew he created if it became a spoiled batch. Beer was like gold back then.
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Overall, US-born Muslims make up the largest percentage at 34% of all Muslims in the Bay Area, followed by 14% born in Pakistan, 11% in Afghanistan, 10% in India, 3% in Egypt and 2% each in Iran, Jordan, Palestine and Yemen.
Silicon Valley Pakistani-American by the Numbers:
There are 35,000 Pakistani-born Muslims in San Francisco Bay Area, or 14% of the 250,000 Muslims who call the Bay Area home, according to the study. Bay Area Muslim community constitutes 3.5 percent of the area’s total population and is one of the highest concentrations of Muslims in the country.
As of 2013, South Asian Muslims, including Pakistanis, have the highest income levels, with nearly half (49%) of them having a household income above $100,000. In comparison, those groups with the lowest proportion of household incomes above $100,000 were Hispanic Muslims (15%), Afghans (10%), and African American Muslims (10%).
The Bay Area Muslim community is very diverse in terms of race and ethnicity:
South Asians (30%)
African Americans (9%)
Asian/Pacific Islanders (7%)
Based on the survey findings, the majority of Muslims live in the following three counties:
and Contra Costa (12%)
Thousands of Pakistan-born techies are working at Apple, Cisco, Google, Intel, Oracle and hundreds of other high-tech companies from small start-ups to large Fortune 500 corporations. Pakistani-Americans are contributing to what Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee describe as "The Second Machine Age" in a recent book with the same title.