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Episode 3

The History of Ancient Beer

Special guest Bethany Tartaro join Dave and Dennis to discuss the history of ancient beer.


David Tartaro along with his sidekick/producer Dennis Abdelhamid are committed to bringing nothing but the facts pertaining to the long colorful history of the world's most popular alcoholic beverage, dispelling any misinformation along the way. Episodes will be released once a month, so be sure to subscribe so you never miss a show!

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  1. "Grossman's Guide to Wines, Beers, and Spirits" (6th revised edition) by Harold J. Grossman 1977

  2. "A History of Beer and Brewing", by Ian S. Hornsey 2003

  3. "Beer in the Ancient World", Joshua J. Mark 2011 (Accessed 2/13/2020)

  4. "Ancient Beer: 13,000-Year-Old Site May Be the World’s Oldest Brewery", by Sara Pruitt 9/17/2018 (Accessed 2/13/2020)

  5. "How Beer Gave Us Civilization", by Jeffery P. Kahn 3/15/2013 (Accessed 2/13/2020)

  6. "The Brew-Master's Bible: The Gold Standard for Homebrewers", by Stephen Snyder 1997

  7. "Pharaoh Ale: Brewing a Replica of an Ancient Egyptian Beer", by Horst Dornbusch (Accessed 2/14/2020)

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  9. "Alcohol among the Greeks and Romans: They Enjoyed Drinking"

  10. "THE BARBARIAN’S BEVERAGE: A History of Beer in Ancient Europe", by Max Nelson 2005 (paper)

  11. "The Brewmaster's Table", by Garrett Oliver 2003

  12. “Which Came First, Bread or Beer?”, Elizabeth Lundin, 12/17/2020,

  13. “9,000-year History Of Chinese Fermented Beverages Confirmed”, University of Pennsylvania, 12/7/2004,

  14. “The Hymn to Ninkasi, Goddess of Beer”, Joshua J. Mark, 3/1/2011,

  15. “Pandemic Bakers Bring Yeast to Life”, Keridwen  Cornelius, 8/20/2020,

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