By Patrick E. McGovern, Sam Calagione
Patrick E. McGovern―part smooth scientist, half Indiana Jones―uncovers and re-creates the oldest alcoholic drinks ever found.
In Ancient Brews, Patrick E. McGovern takes us on a desirable trip via time, again to the start while our ancestors have been most probably already experimenting with high-sugar culmination, honey, roots and cereals, herbs and tree resins to concoct the best drink.
Early beverage-makers should have marveled on the magical technique of fermentation. Their amazement may have grown as they drank the mind-altering drinks, that have been to turn into the drugs, spiritual symbols, and social lubricants of later cultures.
Interweaving archaeology and technological know-how, McGovern leads us on his adventures to China, Turkey, Egypt, Italy, Scandinavia, Honduras, Peru, and Mexico. We proportion in his laboratory discoveries, together with an early Neolithic “cocktail” from China made up of wild grapes, hawthorn fruit, rice, and honey; an elite New international cacao beverage that gods and kings thrilled in; and the Midas contact of critical Turkey. those liquid time pills defied smooth conventions through blending wines, beers, meads, and botanicals jointly into heady, scrumptious severe beverages.
For the intrepid reader, homebrew interpretations of every historical beverage and culturally acceptable matching meal recipes are supplied, transporting our senses and imaginations “back to the future.”
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