Beer. The third most popular drink in the world after water and tea. Just the thought of an ice cold beer after a long day is enough to make any enthusiasts mouth water! It’s hard to believe it, but there is evidence that beer has been around for over 11,000 years! Texts from ancient Iraq and Egypt mention the cultivation and brewing of beer. In fact many workers in Egypt, including those that built the Great Pyramids of Giza, were either paid in beer or given daily rations of it. This was because not only was it delicious, but nutritious as well! Other examples include a 3900 year old text of a Sumerian prayer to Ninkasi, who appropriately was the goddess of beer. This prayer included a recipe for beer, possibly as a way for the culture to remember when there were so few that were literate. The list goes on and on until the modern day beer boom we have so fortunately experienced. Here in San Diego we are home to over 100 different breweries with some of the biggest names in the world. No matter where in San Diego you are, you can barely drive a few miles without running into a brewery! We here at Hello Betty love this as it makes for a very diverse local beer list. We have 24 beers on draft, enough for everyone to find something they like. Whether it’s a light refreshing lager, a thick stout, or a hoppy citrus IPA, we’ve got it! As September approaches you’ll find two very important days for devotees of beer with September 7th being National Beer Lovers Day and September 28th being National Drink Beer Day. You of course don’t need to wait until then to come in and enjoy one of our many beers. Bottoms up!