Most of us have had a beer so good that drinking it was “like a religious experience.” But when was the last time you were served a bowl of murky grog at church? Early people from Mesopotamia to Mesoamerica celebrated everything with beer—from their daily prayers and good harvests to human sacrifice and their gods.
Full Pints - History Trekking Beer Through Religion September 1, 2011 - Matt Stinchfield
Culture - Full Pints - Live Beer May 1, 2003 - Matt Stinchfield
Columbus, Cortez and Coronado all showed up in Mexico looking for gold. What gold they did find, they traded for smallpox, syphilis and mercury poisoning. Thanks, guys. It wasn’t until the 20th century that a friendlier gold was discovered in Mexico, a lustrous liquid gold—cerveza!