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Surprising ancient beer recipe revealed by Chinese pottery shards

New research on 5,000-year-old pottery fragments found in China shed light on the region's earliest beer brewing practices - and may provide new insight into the history of Asian agriculture. "This beer recipe indicates a mix of Chinese and Western traditions - barley from the West, millet, Job's...

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