PHOTO BY CLARA AMIT, COURTESY OF THE ISRAEL ANTIQUITIES AUTHORITY
HOLD MY BEER. Vessels for brewing and drinking beer have been found throughout ancient southwestern Asia, including Israel and Judah. For example, a red-slipped beer jug from Beth Shemesh in ancient Judah has a built-in strainer. It dates to the Iron Age II (c. 1000-586 B.C.E.).