Considering that the human liver has evolved to the point where 10% of its function is dedicated solely to the production of alcohol dehydrogenase (and further down the cycle, northern European descendants have abundant acetaldehyde dehydrogenase, making them more suited to alcohol consumption) this has been going on a very long time--likely early on to allow us to take advantage of the energy density of fermenting fruit, and later to enjoy the fizzy delight of a hollow tree-trunk full of honey that got watered down enough to ferment into earth's first high-test.
Beer is beautiful indeed.
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|Gravy for the brain||27||drew||16-Oct-20 18:49|
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|40,000 year old mead?||7||drew||27-Oct-20 18:33|