Tucson Drinks: beer bars
Did you know there’s a goddess of beer? After eating some rotten grains 13,000 years ago, the ancient Sumerians began to worship a deity named Ninkasi, daughter of Enki and Ninti and who was born of sparkling fresh water and uses “noble dogs” to guard the mash while she’s making it.
Sounds like somebody’s been drinking!
But it’s hard to deny that beer has taken on an important—almost sacred—role in the making of history. And it’s going stronger than ever. Drinking beer on a regular basis no longer makes you an alcoholic: It makes you a connoisseur. And if you’re getting seriously tired of flaunting your PBR day after day, check out these new and improved beer trends, commencing at a bar near you.—Andi Berlin/Special to Metromix
Pictured: John Vonuk enjoys a Moylan’s Hopsickle at 1702.