Ancient fermented beverages created between 10,000 and 30,000 years ago were far different than the contemporary alcoholic beverages consumed today. Many of these beers and meads were consumed ceremonially and considered sacred. Some were entheogenic, and hundreds contained medicinal herbs. This book is the authoritative guide to the sacred aspects of indigenous, psychotropic, and herbal healing beers of the world. This beautiful and provocative exploration of the folklore of ancient fermentation is revealed through 200 plants and hive products, including 120 recipes for ancient and indigenous beers and meads from 31 countries and six continents, Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers is an indispensable resource for eclectic homebrewers and alcohol enthusiasts alike.