Eric the Red Brewed Ale in Greenland

Eric the Red Viking
Archeologists from the Danish National Museum have now proven that Eric the Red, who founded the Icelandic settlement in Greenland at the end of the tenth century AD, and his contemporaries were able to brew ale.

There have long been speculations whether the climate in the southernmost part of Greenland was warm enough in the Viking Era for growing cereals for brewing ale, the staple beverage of Vikings, make porridge and bake bread, reports.

Now archeologists have found remains of burnt barley in a dunghill which dates back to the time of Eric the Red’s settlement in Greenland and is the first indication of cereal growing in the country’s southernmost part a millennium ago.



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