The Beginning of Modern Brewing

After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, feudalism and Christianity take hold in Germany and most of central Europe.  There are hundreds of recorded laws in the first millenium C.E. that specifically address beer production.  The most interesting  (at least to me) is that even the great Charlemagne had laws written regarding beer production.  He was even known to drink and enjoy beer...
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History of the World part 2

As the Sumerian Dynasty wained and eventually assimilated with the Akkadians, a city-state called Babylon began its rise to power.  Babylon became significant under the rule of its sixth king, Hammurabi, who ruled from 1792-1750 BCE.  Hammurabi is probably best remembered from middle school history class for his system of laws, the Code of Hammurabi.  It was this set of laws that gave us rules...
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