Ancient Brews: Rediscovered and Re-created

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Patrick E. McGovern

Narrated By: Tom Perkins

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: June 2017

Duration: 10 hours 9 minutes


Patrick E. McGovern takes us on a fascinating journey through time to the dawn of brewing when our ancestors might well have made a Palaeo-Brew of wild fruits, honey, cereals, and botanicals. Early beverage-makers must have marveled at the magical process of fermentation. Their amazement grew as they drank the mind-altering drinks, which were to become the medicines, religious symbols, and social lubricants of later cultures.

McGovern recounts how the re-created Ancient Ales and Spirits of Dogfish Head came about as he circles the globe-to China, Turkey, Egypt, Italy, Scandinavia, Honduras, Peru, and Mexico. He interweaves archaeology and science and tells the stories and struggles in making the most authentic versions possible of these liquid time capsules. Accompanying homebrew interpretations-brimming with unusual spicy, fruity, and malty aromas and tastes-help bring the past alive, as our senses and imaginations travel 'Back to the Future.'


Ancient Brews: Rediscovered and Re-created

by Patrick E. McGovern

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