Hop was used as flavorings as early as 400 BC by captive Jews in Babylon, but historians think that the real reason it was used as additive was for its antiseptic properties. By adding hops, brewers didn't have to have high alcohol content to prevent spoilage. This meant less grains and therefore more profit.
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06/12 BLACK GHOST TAKES GOLD
Results are in from the LA Commercial Beer Competition, and MRBC's Black Ghost Oatmeal Stout took top spot in the Oatment Stout category! Our brewers appreciate the recognition for the end result of all their hard work.