Chapter 1. A Comprehensive History of Beer Brewing

  1. Dr. Hans Michael Eßlinger
  1. Franz G. Meussdoerffer

Published Online: 6 AUG 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9783527623488.ch1

Handbook of Brewing: Processes, Technology, Markets

Handbook of Brewing: Processes, Technology, Markets

How to Cite

Meussdoerffer, F. G. (2009) A Comprehensive History of Beer Brewing, in Handbook of Brewing: Processes, Technology, Markets (ed H. M. Eßlinger), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527623488.ch1

Editor Information

  1. Freiberger Brauhaus GmbH, Am Fürstenwald, 09599 Freiberg, Germany

Author Information

  1. Universität Bayreuth, Lehrstuhl für Mikrobiologie, Universitätsstraße 30, 95447 Bayreuth, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 AUG 2009
  2. Published Print: 22 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527316748

Online ISBN: 9783527623488

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Keywords:

  • beer;
  • brewing;
  • history;
  • ale;
  • lager;
  • biochemistry

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • ‘The Truly Happy Man Has His Mouth Full of Beer’: From Prehistory to the End of the Roman Empire

  • ‘I Would Like to Have a Great Lake of Beer for Christ the King’: The Christian Middle Ages

  • ‘Woar Volk Is, Bint Klaantn’: Hopped Beer and the Seaports

  • ‘For a Quart of Ale is a Dish for a King’: John Bull and the Industrialization of Brewing

  • ‘We Live in a Country Where Beer Constitutes Quasi the Fifth Element’: Advent of Lager and the Internationalization of Brewing

  • References