Class 9 handout - Charlie Bamforth [email protected]

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The Wonderful World of Beer and Brewing Charlie Bamforth [email protected] Welcome to FST 3
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Maxim from the Temple of Apollo at Delphi: Know thyself and nothing to excess
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Prophet Mohammed forbade his followers to drink alcohol, thereby establishing a point of difference from Christianity. The Koran speaks of alcohol as being an °abomination and the work of Satan± (5:90).
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Aztec nation Religious worshipers were obliged to get drunk for fear of displeasing the gods
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The Tiriki of Kenya Beer - medium of social interchange for men Drinking beer together induces physical and social mellowness. Very little aggressive behavior Pathological addiction rarely occurs
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Middle-ages in England, Flanders, Bavaria or Bohemia: ale or beer was key to the diet alongside meat, bread, milk and vegetables. Would be thought stupid to question ale²s legitimate place on the table. Not a comfort food or an extravagance. In eighth century England a monk might consume eight pints of ale a day.
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Beer [3% alcohol by volume] claimed to provide 200 Calories and a fifth of a working man²s requirement for calcium, phosphorus, nicotinic acid and riboflavin (Bunker, 1947).
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The Brewer°s Journal in 1939 reported (on the basis of a study by The Royal Society) a barrel of beer is the equivalent in cumulative nutritive value of 10 pounds of beef ribs, 8lbs of shoulder mutton, 4 pounds of cheese, 20 pounds of potatoes, 1 pound of rump steak, 3 pounds of rabbit, 3 pounds of plaice, 8 pounds of bread, 3 pounds of butter, 6 pounds of chicken and 19 eggs
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Taken wisely and temperately beer is a worthy component of society. The vast majority of people who take a beer are not drunken drivers, wife beaters, football hooligans, panhandlers or, above all, alcoholics. Neither will they go on to become these things.
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Gusfield: A drink is a signal for an important change of pace or venue.
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USA Not legal to purchase alcohol until you are 21 Can buy cigarettes at the age of 18 May legally drive a car, with relatively few restrictions, at the age of 16 Seven states lack a legal minimum age for buying a rifle or shotgun from an unlicensed dealer Six states have no legal minimum age for a child to possess a handgun
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The Chinese Shu Ching from circa 650 B.C. said that Men will not do without kiu (a beer made from millet or rice). To prohibit it and secure total abstinence from it is beyond the power even of sages. Here, therefore, we have warnings on the abuse of it.
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The Mongolian chief Genghis Khan stated A soldier must not get drunk oftener than once a week. It would, of course, be better if he did not get drunk at all, but one should not expect the impossible
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Skynet Webmagazine, May 2002 use of a mobile phone (even a hands-free one) presents a greater risk during driving than the consumption of up to two drinks. Don²t drink and drive ³. but don²t do other dangerous things in your car either Maria Shriver’s cellphone trouble: If California’s first lady breaks her husband’s law against driving while chatting, will anyone obey it?
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Lord D°Abernon Alcohol is an ungrateful subject. Most people who are
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