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Beer and wine in Yemen

During the British Occupation in the southern part of Yemen, beer, wine, and other liquors, gained fame and spread like never before.

Twelve years ago, however, the National Brewing Company, or the Seera beer factory, the first and only beer factory in Yemen, was burned to the ground by northern troops during the North-South civil car. Every bottle of beer was broken.  Tough measures were taken to ensure that alcohol would never play a role in the country’s future.

As luck would have it, though, things didn't exactly work out that way.

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Posted by Cynthia on January 24, 2006 at 12:37 PM in Alcohol (general), Beer, Brewing , Wine, Yemen | Permalink