At the beginning of the ninth century BCE, the Chinese made a distilled liquor called rice beer.
- Who invented beer? – HISTORY
The earliest known alcoholic beverage is a 9,000-year-old Chinese concoction made from rice, honey and fruit, but the first barley beer was most likely born in the Middle East. … Beer consumption also flourished under the Babylonian Empire, but few ancient cultures loved knocking back a few as much as the Egyptians.Jan 8, 2014
- History of beer – Wikipedia
In Mesopotamia (ancient Iraq), early evidence of beer is a 3900-year-old Sumerian poem honoring Ninkasi, the patron goddess of brewing, which contains the oldest surviving beer recipe, describing the production of beer from barley via bread.
- Beer – Wikipedia
The earliest clear chemical evidence of beer produced from barley dates to about 3500–3100 BC, from the site of Godin Tepe in the Zagros Mountains of western Iran. It is possible, but not proven, that it dates back even further — to about 10,000 BC, when cereal was first farmed.
- Rice Beer | BeerAdvocate
Giving the impression that German beer has been all malt since Moses was at school? … Rice Beer. History by the Glass by Ron Pattinson | Apr 2012 | Issue #63.
- The Beer Archaeologist | History | Smithsonian
He has identified the world’s oldest known barley beer (from Iran’s Zagros … stoppered flasks of Chinese rice wine and an old empty Midas Touch bottle with a …