Tuesday, May 31, 2011

History of German Breweries

In researching for my latest novel, I discovered an interesting website which tells the story of German brewing. Surprisingly, I learned that the enterprise of beer making was intertwined with the politics and religion of Germany from as far back as Caesar’s time, when his legions were menaced by brewers in the forest clearings.

Louis Pasteur’s interest in fermentation led to a discovery that saved countless lives, and it all began with his experiments with beer and wine. To read further, and trace the development of ale to lager, and learn who controlled the brewing of beer during specific time periods, go to www.germanbeerinstitute.com/history.html

5 comments:

Jody said...

And in Scotland most Brewers were women, as each woman was allowed to Brew so much for her family and then sell the rest. Though to be a licensed Brewer you had to be a male, many husbands, brothers and fathers took the license but it was their wives, daughters and sisters who actually brewed the beer. Just food for thought.

Lilly Gayle said...

Joyce, my husband and I went to Germany around Easter and visited a brewery and the catacombs beneath the city of Beyreuth Germany. I found the history of German beer fascinating and the taste, delicious. lol! I took some great pics of old brewery equipment and the catacombs...(posted on my blog.) Check out info on Frederick the Great. While being held prisoner by his own father in the catacombs, he became a master brewer.

Joyce Elson Moore said...

Jody: Interesting about Scotland breweries! Thanks for stopping by and sharing.

Joyce Elson Moore said...

Hi Lilly: Lucky you. I've been to Munich, but I'd love to see Bayreuth. I watched the trailer for your book. Well done, and makes me want to read it.

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