The Brewer s Tale a history of the world according to beer

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Publisher: Norton

Released Date: 2014

ISBN: 9780393239140

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The Brewer s Tale is for anyone who, drinking a beer, has wondered how the past tasted. Part travelogue, part history, part culinary adventure, beer critic William Bostwick uncovers the stories behind the brewers who have practiced their craft since the dawn of civilization: farmers, priests, revolutionaries and more. Beer by beer from Babylonian date-and-honey ale to shamanistic Viking grog Bostwick tells a history of the world through the brewer s eyes, unearthing recipes from poems and potsherds to re-create these beers and their long-lost flavours. Jumping through time as he weaves ancient lore with today s craft scene, Bostwick meets adventurous brewers some celebrated, others eccentric unknowns who share his path, trading insight, recipes and ingredients like homegrown hops and wild, Nile Delta yeast. This is history told in the glass, from tongue-numbing mead to sour pediococcus-laced lambic. The Brewer s Tale celebrates the beers of ages past, some forgotten until

Author: William Bostwick

Publisher: Norton

Released Date: 2014

ISBN: 9780393239140

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