(London Independent) A Jerusalem brewery has produced a craft beer with a taste it says dates back to the time of Jesus.
Herzl Brewery, Israel's smallest, took wheat that Tel Aviv University geneticists say was the strain used for beer in the Holy Land two millennia ago to produce 20 litres (five gallons) of "biblical beer".
It says the concoction may help explain why wine was the preferred sacred drink of the Bible.
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There's a hint of honey and berries in the cloudy - and flat - nectar, which has a three percent alcohol content. The brewery made it from 5kg of grain donated by the university, along with the other traditional ingredients hops, yeast and water.