Men owe women for ‘creating beer’ claims academic

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Jane Peyton, 48, and author and historian, said women created beer and for thousands of years it was only they who were allowed to operate breweries and drink beer.

The drink is now almost exclusively marketed to men – with television characters such as Homer Simpson the epitome of the beer-loving male.

Yet Miss Peyton said that up until 200 years ago, beer was considered a food and fell into the remit of women’s work. It was only then that men began drinking it and it became what is considered a very male drink.

Full story: Men owe women for ‘creating beer’ claims academic – Telegraph