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Ancient brews : rediscovered and re-created / Patrick E. McGovern ; foreword by Sam Calagione.

McGovern, Patrick E., (author.). Calagione, Sam, 1969- (writer of introduction, etc.).

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  • 4 of 4 copies available at NC Cardinal.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Albert Carlton - Cashiers Community Library 663 M (Text) 39493108093933 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Haywood County Main Library 663 McGovern (Text) 33115007651591 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Henderson Main Branch 663.4209 M (Text) 33258008268513 Adult Nonfiction Reshelving -
Statesville Main Library 663.4209 MCG (Text) 33114017944539 Adult Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 0393253805
  • ISBN: 9780393253801
  • Physical Description: xxxi, 291 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, Independent Publishers Since 1923, [2017]

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
"Early beverage-makers must have marveled at the magical process of fermentation. Their amazement would have grown as they drank the mind-altering liquids, which were to become the medicines, religious symbols, and social lubricants of later cultures. Interweaving archaeology and science, McGovern leads us on his adventures to China, Turkey, Egypt, Italy, Scandinavia, Honduras, Peru, and Mexico. We share in his laboratory discoveries, including an early Neolithic “cocktail” from China made of wild grapes, hawthorn fruit, rice, and honey; an elite New World cacao beverage that gods and kings delighted in; and the Midas Touch of central Turkey. These liquid time capsules defied modern conventions by mixing wines, beers, meads, and botanicals together into heady, delicious extreme beverages. For the intrepid reader, homebrew interpretations of each ancient beverage and culturally appropriate matching meal recipes are provided, transporting our senses and imaginations “back to the future.”-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Brewing > History.
Brewing > Amateurs' manuals.
Genre: Handbooks and manuals.

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