From embalming pharoahs to sea dragons to warding off the devil to determining women's chastity basil has had many odd uses. We thought beer would be a great one to add to the list.
We toiled under the shadow of one of the many mountains on which Zeus was fabled to have been born. In the evenings, we relaxed on a small patio at the farmhouse where we stayed, looking over Lake Marmara to the east and the great Lydian tumuli to the west; some as big as Egyptian pyramids. On those evenings, we drank Efes, named for Ephesus, home to one of the ancient wonders of the world, the Temple of Artemis. There was however, nothing wonderful about the beer.