Times Beer Changed History

There are so many ways beer changed history, you have to wonder what kind of world we would live in if the vital, hoppy nectar had never been invented. From the earliest civilizations to modern society, beer has had a major impact on the trajectory of history. Read on for a deeper understanding of how and why the carbonated delight changed the world. 

If you're ever asked how beer shaped the world, mention the Egyptians, the Pilgrims, or the Founding Fathers. Or look all the way back, to the dawn of civilization, to see just how much impact the amber nectar has had on human history.

Beer's been around for a long, long time, and has helped countless people make decisions with impact levels ranging from personal to international. The power of a beer (or seven) should be of no shock to anyone, but the sheer amount of history beer has shaped is stunning. Check out this list to see exactly how beer changed the world, and learn new trivia to impress your friends.