Medieval German Beer Lovers

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Germanic, Scandinavian, and Celtic tribes brewed ale and mead.
Mead was stronger and more popular.
 

The Germanic, Scandinavian, and Celtic tribes prepared from the earliest of times a beer-like beverage, sometimes called ale.  Mead, made of honey diluted in water and naturally fermented, was a stronger and more popular drink.  Overall, beer played an important role in religious ceremonies and festivities.