hist-brewing: Medieval brewing assistance needed!

bjm10 at cornell.edu bjm10 at cornell.edu
Mon Dec 6 11:58:50 PST 1999



On Mon, 6 Dec 1999, Ralph Barker wrote:

>  It is somewhat true (although disputed by some scholars) that the English
> didn't use hops commercially until the 15th and 16th century. But they were
> just stubborn. And in all actuality it had nothing to do with the Protestant
> Church. It was that the English brewers (in their infinite wisdom) did not

How's that old doggerel go?

"Calvinism, plague, and beer
 All came to England in one year."


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