July 13, 2005

July 13, 1568*

On this date, Alexander Nowell discovered bottle-conditioning for beer (ale), when he forgot his corked bottle outside unintentionally.

(For American beer history, check this site.)

* The date he is credited with the discovery is often given as 1602. Since he died in February, 1602 at nearly 95 years of age, it seems a little unlikely.

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