History of the Week
Alcohol History Links June 18 - 24th
Slow news week, but that’s kind of expected.
Lars continues his post series about his travels through Lithuania. The place is called Su Puta (heh), and was actually a farmhouse before it was a brewery. What I find interesting is the continued use of birch (or Juniper in Scandinavia’s case) infusions to clean vessels. Would be particularly useful for wood vessels, I imagine. Just more and more reasons as to why I should buy a plane ticket to Lithuania. I particularly like the sentiment though, ‘...it’s clear that these people don’t just work as brewers. They are brewers.'
Let's Brew 1891 Barclay Perkins KK
Nice simple beer recipe from 1891.
Ancient Wine & Beer Experiment - Research Documentary
A kickstarter campaign to document a Master’s thesis about the archaeology of beer and wine. The video is a bit rough, and I am still not quite sure how this would all work. But I am all for more research into the use of intoxicants in archaeology.
William Penn’s Wife’s 342-Year-Old Cider Recipe Sees New Light
A recreation of cider, for once! But then again, not sure what really makes this ‘historic’ besides the addition of spices. Which, people are still doing anyway.
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