But its foulness, decrepitude and air of eccentricity, along with the 'exotic' beer, seem to have contributed to a certain cult appeal and an air of naughtiness. The following passage reveals why our anonymous correspondent is so coy: ...
Author: Jessica Boak
How punter power pulled the humble pint back from the brink, this is the surprising story of a very British consumer revolt! Following a cast of bloody-minded City bankers, hippie microbrewers, style gurus, a Python, and a lot of men in pubs, Brew Britannia tells the story of the campaign to revitalise the nation's beer which became the most successful consumer revolt in British history! Fifty years ago the future of British beer looked as bleak as the weak, sweet, bland and fizzy pints being poured, as colossal combines took over the industry, closing local breweries and putting profit before palate. Yet today the number of breweries is at a post-war high, with over a thousand in operation, membership of The Campaign for Real Ale organisation (CAMRA) exploding in recent years with over 150,000 active members and exciting new developments brewing. In a barn in Somerset, plans are afoot to ferment a beer-cider hybrid with wild yeast that blows on the wind, while in Yorkshire an almost extinct style of 'salt 'n' sour' wheat beer is being resurrected for the 21st century. Whether you drink traditional, CAMRA-approved ‘real ale’ or prefer a super-strong, fruit-infused, barrel-aged Belgian-style ‘saison', this astonishing story from the authors of popular beer blog Boak and Bailey will have you thirsty for more!
But even with these exotic beer styles, the brewer chooses the organisms that ferment the beer. The general rule is that beer is fermented by brewer's yeast, and any other microorganism that takes part in the fermentation is an invader ...
Author: Dave Miller
Publisher: Hachette UK
Make your best beer ever! Legendary brewer Dave Miller brings a lifetime of professional experience into your home. With complete plans for a system that requires just 18 square feet and full of small-batch recipes, Brew Like a Pro reveals the secrets of truly great draft- and pub-style brewing. Learn to make classic all-grain beers that stay fresh in kegs for months, eliminating the need for bottling. This clear, concise guide is sure to take your homebrewing to the next level.
Bailleux et al., Book of Chocolate, 80; J. Piero Camporesi, Exotic Brew: The Art of Living in the Age of Enlightenment, trans. Christopher Woodall (Cambridge, MA: Polity Press, 1994), 55; Janine Gasco, “The Social and Economic History ...
Author: Deborah R. Prinz
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
The next time you pick up a piece of chocolate, consider that you are partaking in an aspect of Jewish history. Explore the surprising Jewish connections to chocolate in this historical and gastronomic adventure through cultures, countries, centuries and religions. Rabbi Deborah Prinz draws from her world travels on the trail of chocolate to enchant chocolate lovers of all backgrounds as she unwraps tales of Jews in the early chocolate trade to how Jewish values infuse chocolate today. She shows the intersections of Jews, pre-Columbians, Catholics and Protestants along the chocolate trail and the lasting rituals involving chocolate that the world¿s faith traditions still share. Tasty tidbits include: ¿ Chocolate making in seventeenth-century Amsterdam, home to the largest and wealthiest Jewish community of its time, was known as a special Jewish industry. ¿ Bayonne chocolate makers today advertise that Jews brought chocolate making to France. ¿ Chocolate Hanukkah gelt may have developed from St. Nicholas customs. ¿ Jews pioneered chocolate in North America as successful and well-known American colonial Jewish merchants such as Abraham Lopez and Nathan Simson traded cacao and manufactured chocolate. ¿ A born-again Christian businessman in the Midwest marketed his caramel chocolate bar as a ¿Noshy,¿ after the Yiddish word for ¿snack.¿ ¿ Jewish values of caring for the needy, pursuing economic justice, protecting the environment and promoting sustainability feed into the organic and fair trade chocolate businesses of today.
4 Piero Camporesi , Exotic Brew : The Art of Living in the Age of Enlightenment , trans . Christopher Woodall ( London , 1994 ) , p . 36 . 5 Camporesi , Exotic Brew , pp . 38–9 . 6 Camporesi , Exotic Brew , p . 39 .
Author: Rebecca Stott
Publisher: Reaktion Books
With its many unusual images and anecdotes, this book will appeal to oyster lovers around the world."--Jacket.
An Enthusiast's Guide to Brewing Craft Beer at Home Sam Calagione ... X/hile we have focused on making strong exotic brews since our inception, in no Way would we want to pretend that Dogfish Head invented extreme brewing.
Author: Sam Calagione
Publisher: Quarry Books
Extreme Brewing is a recipe-driven resource for aspiring home brewers who are interested in recreating these specialty beers at home, but don't have the time to learn the in-depth science and lore behind home-brewing. As such, all recipes are malt-syrup based (the simplest brewing method) with variations for partial-grain brewing. While recipes are included for classic beer styles -- ales and lagers -- Extreme Brewing has a unique emphasis on hybrid styles that use fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices to create unique flavor combinations. Once their brew is complete, readers can turn to section three, The Rewards of Your Labor, to receive guidance on presentation, including corking, bottle selection and labeling as well as detailed information on food pairings, including recipes for beer infused dishes and fun ideas for themed dinners that tallow the reader to share their creations with family and friends.
These places experiment with styles and concoctions like a demented home-brewer on a protracted honeymoon with his new, willing and exotic brewing equipment. 'Wheaten Bock Ale', for instance, is an oxymoron if conventional definitions ...
Author: Terry Gourvish
Category: Business & Economics
For the past two centuries, brewing has been a constantly innovative and evolving industry, subject to changes in technology, taste and industrial structure. This ground-breaking book is one of the first to examine the industry from the perspectives of economic and business history. It combines chapters on the major European nations with chapters on the United States and Australia.
... the use of malted wheat (and sometimes unmalted wheat) in addition to the traditional malted barley. Lagers include dark lagers, pilseners and bocks, and we'll deal with these and other exotic beer styles in the Beer Styles section.
Publisher: Penguin Group Australia
Making your own beer is surprisingly simple, very cost-effective, and healthy too. It's also a lot of fun – in fact, it can be addictive. Home Brew is a must-have manual for the novice brewer. It tells you everything you need to know to get started, including: The different styles of beer The basic science of brewing The ingredients and equipment you need Step-by-step instructions for brewing your first batch It also features recipes to develop your techniques and skills, a troubleshooting guide, and an invaluable resources selection.
Blue Point Brewing Company got started in 1998 as a partnership between Peter Cotter and Mark Burford. ... In addition to their standard lineup of beers (the stuff found in bottles), there are taps devoted to more exotic brews.
59 See Piero Camporesi, Exotic Brew: The Art of Living in the Age of Enlightenment, trans. Christopher Woodall (Cambridge: Polity Press, 1994), and Jordan Goodman, “Excitantia: Or, How Enlightenment EuropeTook to SoftDrugs,” in ...
Author: Alix Cooper
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Drawing on cultural, social, and environmental history, as well as the histories of science and medicine, this book shows how, amidst a growing reaction against exotic imports -- whether medieval spices like cinnamon or new American arrivals like chocolate and tobacco -- early modern Europeans began to take inventory of their own "indigenous" natural worlds.