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Ancient Sumerians sang the Hymn to Ninkasi - their goddess of beer - at least 3900 years ago and the history of beer making in the region may date as far back as 5,600 years. In 2018, Stanford University Researchers lead by Li Liu discovered evidence of beer making in stone mortars found in a Natufian grave near the Israeli city of Haifa dating back 11,700 to 13,700 years leading some scholars to suggest that ancient hunter gatherers settled down and started growing grain to make beer - not bread. The evidence in the cave indicated that the Natufians made beer by germinating a variety of grains such as wheat, oats, barley, flax and legumes in water, then heating the grains and then allowing the resulting mixture to cool and ferment. Li Liu and her fellow researchers followed this process and ended up with beer. So our paleolithic ancestors my very well have settled down for a nice cold one after chasing a herd of aurochs over a cliff.

Various empires spread beer drinking and making all over the world and in the process developed many different kinds of beer. The Beer judge Certification program has defined beer styles for beer competitions and their guidelines provide a way for evaluating different beers.

I rate beers on a 100 point scale based on Beer Judge Cetification Program (BJCP) guidelines and categories:

Aroma

0-24

Appearance

0 - 6

Flavor

0-40

Mouthfeel

0-10

Overall Impression

0-20

The ratings mean:

World Class

95-100

Excellent

90-95

Very Good

85-89

Good

80-84

Drinkable

70-79

Drinkable under duress

60-69

Drain Pour

< 60

I have organized the beers by beer style and by brewery and you can reach the beers by the links below or by using the Google custom search above.

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