This vintage book contains a fascinating and light-hearted treatise on beer and ale, with historical information, details of notable events, descriptions of varieties, and much more. Easy to digest and highly entertaining, this book is recommended for anyone with an interest in the history and development of brewing, and would make for a worthy addition to any collection. Contents include: "Suppression of Beer-shops in Egypt 2,00 B.C.", "Brewing in a Teapot", "Ale Songs", "Distinctions between Ale and Beer", "Ale Knights' Objection to Sack", "Hogarth and Temperature", "Importance of Ale to the Agricultural Labourer", "Sir John Barleycorne introduced to the Reader", "Origin and Antiquity of Ale and Beer", et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction brewing beer.
It might seem like an unlikely combination, but, historically, the theme of beer is intrinsic to some ecclesiastical aspects and can be most obviously observed in christian hymns. Compiled by an expert in the field, this antique text constitutes a detailed treatise on this subject, isolating and analysing ale-based references in the historical notes and hymns of the christian church. An interesting text sure to appeal to those with a keen interest in the history of alcohol in the church, 'Church Ales and Observances' is a worthy read and constitutes an interesting addition to collections of ecclesiastical literature. Many old texts such as this are increasingly hard to come by and expensive, and it is our aim to make such texts more accessible for all those interested. We are proud to republish this antique text now complete with a new introduction on the subject.
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