How beer saved the world

A must watch documentary.

Saw it a while back…very cool!

Yeah I enjoyed it.

so did I.

It was ok. Something about it just rubbed me the wrong way though. I can’t really remember what it was but they made some very bold claims. Like “beer built the pyramids”. Yes, they gave them beer, we get that, but I’m sure beer had more to do with it than the fact that they were slaves or essentially forced laborers with little other opportunities for work. Or the fact that beer and agriculture came along at the same time so therefore beer is responsible for agriculture and the growth of civilization. Yes, there’s probably a bit of truth to that but there are obvious other benefits to planting fields like being able to easily feed people. It was a little bit of both and I think they glossed over the other historical factors and said everything was because of beer.