What is the relationship between beer and writing, commerce, and health?

A history of the world in 6 glasses question for ap world. Plz help

Chosen Answer:

Regarding health, the alcohol content made it less likely to harbor pathogens such as those which caused dysentary. It was said that it was better to drink beer and die of scherosis of the liver in your forties than drink water and die of dysentary in your 20s. And of course beer was big business with commercial importance.
by: Tim D
on: 23rd July 13