China’s Craft Breweries Find They May Have a 5,000-Year-Old Relative
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" China is abuzz with craft brewing, with small-scale operations popping up around the country and churning out beer tasting of everything from goji berries to green tea. But like many things in China, what’s new isn’t that new. In this case, it’s about 5,000 years old. A group of researchers in China and the United States have analyzed pottery vessels discovered at a site in Shaanxi Province and determined that they are the first direct evidence of a beer-brewing operation. And the ingredients they discovered are as eclectic as any trendy brewpub’s: broomcorn millet, tubers and a grain known as Job’s tears."
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