The Code of Hammerabi, an ancient Babylonian code of laws, among many of its rules, had a rule about beer.

While the code mainly addresses issues surrounding more common crimes, issues of divorce, and inheritance, there are plenty of other guidelines in there as well. With this, while punishments were usually along the terms of “an eye for an eye,” the punishment for watering down beer was execution.

Looks like anyone serving light beer is in for a bit of trouble…

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