The History of Beer

The origin of the word

The origin of the word "beer" is very controversial. Some say it comes from the English barley, or from the Welsh "brace" which indicates fermented barley. Others say the word beer comes from the Latin "bibere" (drink!), an expression often used in these lands by the Roman legionnaires of Julius Caesar…

Ancient Times


From the Middle Ages Until Today


The 4 regions protagonists of the history of beer

Below, you can find out about the history of beer across the 4 regions which have contributed the most to the brewing culture: Bavaria, Bohemia, the Flanders and the British Isles.

British brewing culture


Bavaria brewing culture

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Bohemia brewing culture


Flanders brewing culture