I found this article on who Thomas Jefferson’s brewer was to be fascinating an illuminating.
Because of course Jefferson had a slave to do that work. I had honestly never thought about it before, which is one reason I liked that article so much. History can’t just be about who won: It also needs to tell us about the people who allowed others to win.
A very cool recounting of how one of the biggest hop farms in Australia got started.
And for your Friday, the discovery of what might be the world’s oldest brewery! Sure, you can’t go and get a pint there anymore, but what’re you gonna do?
Here’s a nice accounting of the beers that helped kick off the craft beer revolution in America.
Some of these I have had already, Sierra Nevada, Dogfishhead, Alaskan, and others. More than I would’ve thought! It wouldn’t take too much for me to round out this list. I should make it a point to drink all of these. For science, of course!
Before the days when you could get anything you wanted, there was…not that. As this article outlines.
I enjoy these looks into history, and while this is a pretty broad overview, it is still has some pretty cool stories involved-and promises some still to be told.
I’m in Canada for the rest of the week, so the next post will go up on Monday. Have a great weekend everyone!
They’ve found new ways to uncover evidence of brewing in Mesopotamia.
Longtime readers of the blog know that I have a thing for science and the use of this science to see how people made beer so long ago is absolutely fascinating to me.
A friend sent me a story on ale that was made in ancient Egyptian times and I thought that was a neat read. Check it out.