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When was the first beer ever brewed?

As far as we know, when did humans first brew beer, and where? Around when would you have been able to get your hands on something resembling a modern lager?
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What is the difference between Trappist beer and Abbey Beer?

Abbaye Bier (Abbey Beer) refer to monastic beer brewed by monks. And there is almost Trappist beer brewed by monks but specifically from Trappist monasteries. But what is the difference in terms of ...
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What other beer brands began as fictional but eventually became real?

Duff is the only one of which I am aware. I know there are Game of Thrones inspired brews, but are there any others that originated from works of fiction?
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What type of beer should be used in making Beer Soup (Polewka Piwna)

I've seen quite a few recipes for this old Polish soup based on beer, egg, cheese and some other ingredients but all of them call for "beer" or at best "light beer". I don't doubt most make a rather ...
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Was beer conceived to be a bitter drink?

In all the years of my life (except when I was a minor), I've never tasted beer that's not bitter. So was beer conceived to be a bitter drink? What factors in the bitter taste of beer?