hist-brewing: Re: Fw: New /old beer

PBLoomis at aol.com PBLoomis at aol.com
Sun Aug 4 09:30:52 PDT 2002

    Is anybody on this List going to that conference?
    If they're not going to release the beer commercially, will they 
release their redaction of the recipe to brewing aficionados?

    Knowledge is never wasted, nor is the time to acquire it.

In a message dated 8/3/02 11:12:51 PM Central Daylight Time, 
aimeeandrob at MCHSI.COM writes:

> ----- Original Message ----- 
>  Subject: New /old beer
>        Brewery makes beer fit for a pharaoh     
>        New-old drink, based on ancient recipe, is 10 percent alcohol
>        TOKYO, Aug. 2 - Tapping a recipe enshrined in ancient Egyptian 
> hieroglyphics, Kirin Brewery Co., Japan's second biggest beermaker, said 
> Friday it has revived a 4,400-year-old brew fit for the Pharaohs.
>  DUBBED "THE OLD Kingdom Beer," the new-old drink has no froth, a dark tea 
> color and contains 10 percent alcohol - about double that of contemporary 
> beer. 
>  "It also has a taste very different from today's beer," Kirin spokesman 
> Takaomi Ishii said. "It tastes a little like white wine."
>  Another difference is that the ancient Egyptian beer did not use hops, an 
> additive that gives modern beer its bitter taste, Ishii said. But both are 
> based on barley.
>  Kirin has no current plans to sell "The Old Kingdom Beer" commercially. 
> 8 gallons brewed in the current batch will be presented at an October 
> conference of the Master Brewers Association of America in Texas.
>  Kirin developed the beer with Sakuji Yoshimura, a noted Egyptologist at 
> Waseda University in Tokyo, using a recipe from 4,400-year-old Egyptian 
> paintings. Evidence of beer making in Egypt dates back to the 10th century 
> C.
>  Kirin, which has an alliance with U.S.-based Anheuser Busch, was Japan's 
> best selling beer for 48 years, before losing the top spot to rival Asahi 
> Breweries in 2001.
>  © 2002 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be 
> published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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