The History of Beer
The most widely consumed alcoholic beverage is BEER! The history of beer began in 95BC, when farming grain first began. Even the Egyptian workers while building the Great Pyramids enjoyed a nice cold beer after a long day at work, as they received beer for nutrition and refreshment. As a matter of fact, it is documented that as far back as 5000 years ago, workers in URUK “modern day Iraq” were paid in beer for their services.
America’s first brewery, Dutch West India Company of Lower Manhattan, dates back to 1632. The first brewery on the Treasure Coast, Longneck Brew House, offering a brew your own beer experience, started pouring March 1st, 2013. Not far behind, in April of 2013, Sailfish Brewing Company, under the vision of Nick Bischoff, David BuShea and Brew Master Al Beltran opened Fort Pierce’s first brewery.
In 1860, Adolphus Busch who took over a struggling company and named it Anheuser-Busch is credited with brewing a Bohemian Lager named Budweiser and later became the largest US Brewery. The Anheuser- Busch Company is credited with the refrigerated rail car to transport beer which helped make Budweiser the first National beer in the US. Southern Eagle Distributing, located in Fort Pierce, Fla. is the Treasure Coasts’ local Anheuser- Busch distributor. Along with their Flagship brand Budweiser, Southern Eagle Distributing represents 36 different suppliers and almost 600 brands.