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Brewing cultures in early modern towns : an introduction

By Beat A. Kümin


Since Antiquity, fermented drinks have\ud played an important role in European\ud culture. In eastern and northern areas,\ud ale - and from the close of the Middle\ud Ages hopped beer - formed part of people's\ud diets, provided livelihoods for rural\ud alewives as well as urban brewers and\ud accompanied countless forms of social\ud exchange. These drinks came in different\ud varieties and strengths, were consumed\ud in large quantities (especially during\ud feasts and rites of passage) and the\ud potential consequences exercised secular\ud and ecclesiastical authorities in great\ud measure

Topics: TP, HD, D1
Publisher: Brewery History Society
Year: 2010
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