Very old beer in Jerusalem – level 2

04-05-2016 15:00

People say that Jesus turned water into wine, and there is not anything about beer. That could be for a good reason, as beer back then did not taste nice.

A team of experts at Tel Aviv University identified the strain of wheat used for beer in the Holy Land 2 millennia ago. A brewery in Jerusalem produced a craft beer which tastes like the beer from Jesus’ time.

During His time, water was often unsafe to drink, so people drank alcoholic drinks instead. However, there was a much lower percentage of alcohol in the drinks than these days.

If you were hoping to try this old beer, you are out of luck. People at the brewery drank all 20 litres that they produced, and they are not planning on brewing any more.

Difficult words: strain (a kind, a type), wheat (an important cereal from which people make flour for bread and pasta), craft beer (a beer made in a traditional way).

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