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Title:
Secret life of beer : legends, lore & little-known facts
Author:
Eames, Alan D., 1947-2007.
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Publication Information:
Pownal, Vt. : Storey Communications, [1995]

©1995
Physical Description:
iii, 203 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 17 cm
General Note:
"A Storey Publishing book."
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780882668079
Format :
Book

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Central Library TP577 .E27 1995 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Did you know that the Mayflower abandoned its journey and landed in Plymouth because it had run out of beer? That in ancient Sumeria, women dominated the art of brewing, operating under the protection of Siduri, goddess of the brewery? That 20 people literally drowned in beer in 1814, when a vat in a London brewery exploded, creating a tidal wave of beer? Or that alewives in colonial America brewed a high-test "groaning ale" for a mother-to-be to swig while in labor? This fascinating and eclectic compendium comes from Alan Eames, beer's foremost historian, who has traveled the world uncovering the untold stories of one of the world's favorite beverages.


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