Israeli brewery resurrects beer recipe from time of Jesus

A Jerusalem brewery has produced a craft beer with a taste it says dates back to the time of Jesus.

A sip of the concoction, made by Herzl Brewery from a wheat that Tel Aviv University geneticists identified as the strain used for beer in the Holy Land two millennia ago, may help explain why wine was the preferred sacred beverage of the Bible.

“I found this article about these guys at the Tel Aviv University that made the genome of the model of wheat, the same grain I used and just made a light bulb light up and I just contacted them and within a few days I had several kilograms of this material, we just started to process and eventually is this beer that we’re drinking,” said owner of Herzl brewery, Itai Gutman.

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