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5,000-Year-old Brewery Unearthed in China

The Chinese were brewing beer 5,000 years ago, according to a new study. U.S. and Chinese researchers say they have discovered brewing equipment with traces of ancient beer ingredients dating back 5,000 years in what were once underground rooms in China’s central plain. This pushes back the date beer was likely first made in China by thousands of years, as the first reference to beer in Chinese literature is seen in writings from the Shang dynasty, which existed from about 1250-1046...

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