hist-brewing: Roman Brewing

Jeff Renner jeffrenner at comcast.net
Mon Jan 6 16:56:38 PST 2003

>From: "Owen Hutchins" <owenbrau at earthlink.net>
>To: <hist-brewing at pbm.com>
>Date: Sun, 5 Jan 2003 18:06:50 -0500
>Subject: hist-brewing: Roman Brewing
>I've been trying to find some info on the ale of Roman Britain, anyone got

If I am not mistaken, the Romans were wine drinkers, and took wine 
and viticulture with them as far as the climate made it possible 
(which included Britain).  I remember reading a disparaging remark by 
some Roman (Tacitus?) about the northern barbarians who drank a kind 
of inferior wine made from barley.

Jeff Renner in Ann Arbor, Michigan USA, JeffRenner at comcast.net
"One never knows, do one?"  Fats Waller, American Musician, 1904-1943

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