Beer making goes back in history as far as 7,000 years. In fact, beer is widely considered to be one of the oldest beverages in the world! Across the world, in many different cultures, regions, and societies, beer making is a respected craft that has roots deep in history. What is it about the brewing process that makes beer special? The ingredients, like barley and other grains, wheat, hops, and special flavoring make beer a unique beverage with so many different flavor profile possibilities. Beer can be categorized in over 90 different ways, each with different flavor profiles and brewing processes. Today, beer making is a globalized industry, spanning across hundred of countries around the world. Breweries keep their brewing processes, recipes, and secrets close, focused on creating something new and innovative in the brewing industry. From small town craft breweries to large, multi-million dollar companies that mass-produce popular beers, the art of making beer is not going away anytime soon! Beer history is rapidly becoming a more popular and respected aspect of humanity’s history every day.