Brewing beer has been going on for thousands of years. The origins of beer date as far back to the earliest civilizations of Egypt and Mesopotamia. In Babylon, a major city in Mesopotamia, people consumed beer in social situations, often in taverns in the heart of towns and cities. They also drank beer in their homes. In Ancient Egypt beer was enjoyed by people of all ages. It was considered nutritious and sometimes sweet when dates were added for flavor. Large vats were used to ferment the brew and then stored in large jars. Beer traveled to Greece from Egypt and from there to ancient Rome. Beer was mostly consumed in the northern parts of the Roman Empire.
Beer in English comes from the Latin word bibere “to drink” and the Spanish word for beer cerveza comes from the Latin word cerevisiae “of beer”.
Beer in medieval Europe beer was a common drink and consumed by all social classes and all ages. In early modern Europe beer brewing was mostly done at home but by the 14 and 15 century pubs started brewing more as consumption increased.
In America, the first commercial brewery in the United States was built by the Dutch West India Company in 1632 in Lower Manhattan on what was called Brewers Street. In modern time, over the last three decades in the United States we’ve seen an increase in Microbreweries and craft beer. With most craft beers, the focus is on quality over quantity and some studies have shown that the high-quality craft beers are high in nutrients, antioxidants and fiber, processing positive health benefits. During the rise of house made craft beer The Mash House emerges in the heart of Fayetteville, perfecting the recipe for craft beer. Beer brewing will never be the same.
After thousands of years, Fayetteville’s very own The Mash House finally gets beer brewing right! The Mash House’s homemade beer is hand crafted on the premises utilizing traditional methods of Old World Brewers. Using no preservatives and only the finest ingredients by an expert brewmaster, Reuben Stocks and his team. Enjoy perfected beer at The Mash House in Fayetteville. Cheers!