Beer Info FAQ

When was beer first pasteurized?

When was beer first pasteurized?

When did it start? All beers were pasteurized before the 1870s, near the end of the Franco-Prussian war (or the War of 1870). The father of pasteurization, Louis Pasteur, wanted to make French beer taste better.

Why was milk first pasteurized?

Pasteurization was first used in the United States in the 1890s after the discovery of germ theory to control the hazards of highly contagious bacterial diseases, including bovine tuberculosis and brucellosis, that could be easily transmitted to humans through the drinking of raw milk.