https://cosmosmagazine.com/archaeology/ancient-brewing-was-not-a-hittite-or-miss-process My friend tipped me off a few days ago to this interesting article that I felt was worth sharing. Some interesting excerpts: Archaeological investigation into Hittite brewing sites seem to suggest that the Hittites had a strong culture revolving around the production and consumption of beer. Furthermore, the research indicated that the Hittites had elaborate and varied brewing practices; they even went so far as to alter their brewing methods with the seasons. The researchers also investigated how they may have found, stored and preserved yeast between brewing, as well as what kind of hop substitutes they may have used to add bitterness. I would definitely like to try out a few gruit beers based on these 4,000 year old recipes!