Press "Enter" to skip to content

Women once dominated beer industry – until witch accusations poured in

From The Conversation

What do witches have to do with your favorite beer?

Up until the 1500s, brewing was primarily women’s work – that is, until a smear campaign accused women brewers of being witches. Much of the iconography we associate with witches today, from the pointy hat to the broom, emerged from their connection to female brewers.

Humans have been drinking beer for almost 7,000 years, and the original brewers were women. From the Vikings to the Egyptians, women brewed beer both for religious ceremonies and to make a practical, calorie-rich beverage for the home.

Read more here…

Be First to Comment

Leave a Reply

DISCLAIMER: The photos used on this site are owned by the originators of the featured posts. The Matrix Gazette claims no rights or ownership of them.
The custom illustrations by Tom White however are copyrighted and owned by the Matrix Gazette and may not be used without expressed written consent.



Website Hosting and Digital Marketing by:

8th Domain Technology