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Men have women to thank for beer

Posted: Apr 01 2010 7:51 pm
by Al_HikesAZ
Thank you ladies!!! :worthy:
Putting the ale in female: Men have women to thank for making beer popular
By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 2:29 PM on 31st March 2010

It was women in their role as homemakers who drove the beverage's popularity as a home brew in the Middle Ages. (Posed by model)

It may be, ahem, beerly believable for fans of a pint but it seems men have women to thank for their favourite tipple.
Jane Peyton, an author and historian, says the fairer sex are behind the popularity of beer, and have been involved in its production since brewing began between 7,000 and 9,000 years before Christ.

And in Britain, it was women in their role as homemakers who drove the beverage's popularity as a home brew in the Middle Ages.
Back then, drinking ale was more common than water for most people, even children, because water was often contaminated.
Only over the past 500 years have men started to muscle in on the act, when commercial breweries began to be set up and the product was taken out of the home.

Mrs Peyton said: 'For thousands of years women brewed beer. It was part of the daily diet and therefore part of a woman's domestic chores to produce.
'I can imagine it will come as a shock to many men, but they've got women to thank for their beer.
'It is only in comparatively recent times that men became involved in the brewing process.'
Known as brewsters, women brewed the vast majority of ale drunk in Britain until the 14th century.

In Britain today, only 13 per cent of women choose beer over other drinks, compared with 40 per cent on the Continent.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z0juILnQeQ
ps This is not an April Fool's Joke.

Re: Men have women to thank for beer

Posted: Apr 01 2010 8:10 pm
by oceanwithin
Interesting read. My manager is a huge homebrewer and I cannot wait to use this argument as leverage against him at work. :D

Re: Men have women to thank for beer

Posted: Apr 01 2010 9:05 pm
by te_wa
hehe you just gave me a new signature. thanks!

Re: Men have women to thank for beer

Posted: Apr 01 2010 10:44 pm
by JimmyLyding
No wonder human reproduction accelerated since the Stone Age

Re: Men have women to thank for beer

Posted: Apr 01 2010 11:23 pm
by cindyl
beer is good. doesn't matter who made it (although yes, i will drink an import from time to time). i do love me an ale.

Re: Men have women to thank for beer

Posted: Apr 01 2010 11:37 pm
by The_Eagle
Really now.... does anything in the world taste better than a cold brew or two after a long hike?

Re: Men have women to thank for beer

Posted: Apr 02 2010 7:58 am
by cindyl
coanbru wrote:Really now.... does anything in the world taste better than a cold brew or two after a long hike?
well, i like a tasty adult beverage while on a hike, too. as a reward for making it to the top. :)

Re: Men have women to thank for beer

Posted: Apr 02 2010 7:59 am
by cindyl
(I just noticed my 'kopelli changed. funny, guys.)

Re: Men have women to thank for beer

Posted: Apr 02 2010 8:19 am
by tibber
cindyl wrote:(I just noticed my 'kopelli changed. funny, guys.)
:sl:

Re: Men have women to thank for beer

Posted: Apr 02 2010 10:19 am
by writelots
cindyl wrote:(I just noticed my 'kopelli changed. funny, guys.)
:y: I like it!

Not that I see you that way at all... :sl:

Re: Men have women to thank for beer

Posted: Apr 02 2010 7:02 pm
by Moovyoaz
You KNEW it was coming...

How many men does it take to open a beer?
NONE. It should be opened when she brings it.

A woman drove me to drink and I didn't even have the decency to thank her.
W. C. Fields

Re: Men have women to thank for beer

Posted: Aug 12 2015 6:58 pm
by chumley
the hammer wrote:How many beer threads can we revive in a day?
Let's not forget to thank those who are responsible! :y: