When the ancient Greeks invented beer they made it with a lot more ingredients than common in today’s brewing process. In fact, you probably wouldn’t find the centuries-old method of digging shallow trenches in the ground and lining them with palm leaves covered in liquefied camel dung all that appealing. But for some reason it made the perfect breeding ground for all kinds of nasty bacteria that aided in the fermenting that ultimately produced the amber nectar we have come to know as beer.
Back then they called it brew, which was the easy name as no one could remember the wacky Greek name it actually translated from. Considering how they made it, chances are they confused the word ‘Ewww!’ with something else and called it brew to be safe. Imagine if the Greeks had the modern growler there may never have been a need to dig those trenches in order to produce that wonderful brew.