Sherlock discovers: Brits have been enjoying beer for long time!
Evidence of the earliest brewery in Britain has been unearthed. The Brits have been enjoying a pint for at least 2000 years! Dr. Steve Sherlock of the Highways England archaeology department made the discovery between Cambridge and Huntingdon during an upgrade to the A14 road. The evidence is in the form of fragments that contained barley, water and oats and indications of fermentation.
While we can raise a glass and toast this discovery that proves Britain had brewheads back in 400 BCE, it’s rather recent compared to the Natufian people who lived near Haifa Israel and were making beer 13,000 years ago.