How beer saved the world: An infographic on the historical benefits of beer

Dating back to the time of the Egyptians, beer has benefited man (beer was prescribed as a medicine, naturally.) Through the modern age, beer was an economic driver behind railroad development, commercial refrigeration, and yes, the automatic (and hypnotic) bottling process.

Below is an infographic on other high points in the history of suds. So sit back, take a look and enjoy a beer while you do.

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