Ancient Brews: Rediscovered and Re-created, Patrick E. McGovern
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Ancient Brews: Rediscovered and Re-created

Author: Patrick E. McGovern

Narrator: Tom Perkins, Sam Calagione

Unabridged: 10 hr 7 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Tantor Audio

Published: 06/13/2017

Genre: Cooking - History

Synopsis

Patrick E. McGovern takes us on a fascinating journey through time to the dawn of brewing when our ancestors might well have made a Palaeo-Brew of wild fruits, honey, cereals, and botanicals. Early beverage-makers must have marveled at the magical process of fermentation. Their amazement grew as they drank the mind-altering drinks, which were to become the medicines, religious symbols, and social lubricants of later cultures. McGovern recounts how the re-created Ancient Ales and Spirits of Dogfish Head came about as he circles the globe—to China, Turkey, Egypt, Italy, Scandinavia, Honduras, Peru, and Mexico. He interweaves archaeology and science and tells the stories and struggles in making the most authentic versions possible of these liquid time capsules. Accompanying homebrew interpretations—brimming with unusual spicy, fruity, and malty aromas and tastes—help bring the past alive, as our senses and imaginations travel "Back to the Future."

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