Weird History People Used To Think Beer Was Healthier Than Water  

Mick Jacobs

Regardless of whether you love it or hate it, you can't deny the popularity beer and brewing culture today. As the video below reveals, passion for beer existed for thousands of years, making it the oldest alcoholic brew still being tossed back today.

Dating back 5,000 years, the first beers appeared in the Sumer Civilization and possessed the consistency of oatmeal. From that point onward, various civilizations developed their own recipes, preferences, and even innovations.

If you thought IPA culture took love of beer too far, wait until you hear how passionate many ancient people felt about the supposed benefits of beer. For a time, ancient Egyptians used it as a form of medicine.

No one thinks of beer as a medical treatment anymore, but for all the changes beer has undergone, it still remains a popular beverage today. Watch the video below to learn about the long and rich history of beer.