Beer is a weak natural alcoholic beverage. Precise sources of beer consumption in Lithuania are found since the 11th century. Our brewers added berries, fruits, fragrant herbs in order to improve the taste; and to increase its darkness, added rubbed charcoal or burnt sugar. The beer in the whole Lithuania became especially popular in the 16th century. The most popular was the traditional rye beer, which most peasants produced for their own needs. The process of making the malting beer has slightly changed through centuries, and divides it into two main stages - the preparation of malt and the production of beer.

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