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.'
Nice simple beer recipe from 1891.
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.
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.