20,000-40,000 years ago people discovered mead
According to some researchers, mead was first discovered by Africans 20 thousand years ago. When the Miombo tree was old, it would have a cavity. In that cavity the honey bees build their home. During the rain season the hive would fill with water. From natural yeast, the honey became mead.
Mead is awesome because everyone can have their own flavor mixtures. Throw-out time mead has expanded and has been used from people all over the world, like the Vikings. If you would like more info about the history of mead this is one of my references https://www.medovina.com/history.htm