Lecture 2.1 Beer History

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Unformatted text preview: end to questionable brewing practices. The law was also prompted by several years of bad grain harvests, so rye and wheat were forcibly re- directed back to the baking of bread rather than the brewing of beer. Reinheitsgebot is the oldest food law still on the books today. Only hops, barley, and water were allowed to be used in the beer. Brewers did not know about the importance of yeast until the mid 1800s AD. Beer in the New World Beer reaches the New World (1607 AD) • Jamestown colony was established in 1607 AD. • • • Life was hard. There was not enough food to eat, let alone beer to drink. Supply shipments arrived to the colony periodically; however, the beer was either consumed by the thirsty crew on the voyage or spoiled before it arrived in Jamestown. Eventually, after decades of struggling to survive, the colonists purchased malted barley from England to brew beer. Not so pure Purit...
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