Buried deep in the cellars of Britain’s oldest brewery, records of recipes from Victorian times stored in a dust-covered box were found to be written in a code that would baffle modern spy masters. The brewers’ books—large leather-bound tomes like those used by Ebenezer Scrooge in Dickens’ A Christmas Carol—were discovered by John Owen, historian... View Article
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History Cracking the Codes of Centuries-old Brewing Recipes August 1, 2014 - Roger Protz
Full Pints - Live Beer - People - People Features November 1, 2005 - Julie Johnson Bradford
It’s the middle of the nineteenth century, give or take a decade or two. You are an ambitious young man. James Watt’s steam engine and other inventions have already revolutionized the textile and ceramics industries. Industrialization has opened the door for ambitious young men like you to advance in the world without the traditional leverage... View Article
Full Pints - History September 1, 2003 - Roger Protz
Should beer be brewed at source or is it acceptable for brewers to replicate famous brands far from the breweries of origin? American readers may think this an arcane subject for discussion, as the sheer size of the United States means that many brands have to be produced in more than one location.