Written in English
Interweaving archaeology and science, the author discusses his travels around the world to discover ancient brews for various beverages and then shares his own homebrew interpretations of each beverage and culturally appropriate matching meal recipes.
|Statement||Patrick E. McGovern ; foreword by Sam Calagione|
|Contributions||Calagione, Sam, 1969- writer of foreword|
|LC Classifications||TP577 .M3944 2017|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xxxi, 291 pages|
|Number of Pages||291|
|LC Control Number||2017013159|
Great storytelling, as ancient brews live again!” - Roald Hoffmann, winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry “McGovern’s mix of gee-whiz science and thoughtful historical context makes Ancient Brews a refreshing read.” - Kevin Begos, Associated Press “A very enjoyable book that would intrigue anyone interested either in archaeology or /5(24). Ancient Brews: Rediscovered and Re-created - Kindle edition by McGovern, Patrick E., Calagione, Sam. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Ancient Brews /5(24). Ancient Brews is an extraordinary, globe-trotting journey through the remarkable history of our ancient connection with alcohol. Patrick McGovern is both a brilliant scientist and a gifted storyteller. This astonishing book belongs on the shelf of every wine and beer aficionado. Like his first book, Make Mead Like a Viking, Jereme Zimmerman's Brew Beer Like a Yeti returns to ancient practices and ingredients and brings storytelling, mysticism, and folklore back to the brewing process, including a broad range of ales, gruits, bragots, and other styles that have undeservingly taken a backseat to the IPA.
One of Smithsonian Magazine’s Ten Best Books of the Year about Food A Forbes Best Booze Book of the Year Interweaving archaeology and science, Patrick E. McGovern tells the enthralling story of the world’s oldest alcoholic beverages and the cultures that created them. Humans invented heady concoctions, experimenting with fruits, honey, cereals, tree resins, botanicals, and more.2/5(1). Great storytelling, as ancient brews live again!--Roald Hoffmann, winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry Of interest to home brewer and historian alikeBenjamin Shull Thanks to Dr. Pat's research, beer is a gateway to discovery for armchair historians and bold homebrewers alikeCourtney CoxReviews: Bought this book on a whim and really didn't expect it to be of such quality. The term "beer" is used loosely as a general term for what seem to be any alcoholic beverage below wine strength as a general rule. Contains folklore, histories, and information on each of the herbs and brews in the book, and well referenced too! Absolutely s: The author of Ancient Brews: Rediscovered and Re-Created, he is known as the "Indiana Jones of Ancient Ales." McGovern took a swing at ancient chicha, too, with the brewery Dogfish Head in Delaware.
Anthropology professor McGovern (Uncorking the Past) continues his exploration of ancient elixirs, taking readers on a global trip through time to discover how various intoxicants were created and imbibed. McGovern and his travel and research partner Sam Calagione, the CEO of Dogfish Brewery, offer recipes for a number of these ancient quaffs.5/5(1). The content outside of the recipes is outstanding. It has really sparked my interest in exploring other content out there about ancient civilizations. It gets a little unorganized at times when the writer mixes in his travels but still entertaining and he ties it in to the overall journey of discovering ancient brews/5. Ancient Brews is an engaging journey through the history of humankind’s relationship with fermented beverages. Sprinkled with anecdotes from the field, the lab, and the brew house, Dr. Pat tells the story of investigating these primeval draughts and bringing them back to life. Ancient Brews is an extraordinary, globe-trotting journey through the remarkable history of our ancient connection with alcohol. Patrick McGovern is both a brilliant scientist and a gifted storyteller. This astonishing book belongs on the shelf of every wine and beer aficionado. The historical and scientific perspective is sure to astonish and.