Sep 30 2008 9:09 am
OK class, today we're starting in on the real history of beer and brewing. I start with the widest possible context to show when in the "grand scheme of things" fermentation became part of human life. Then I go on to sample early beer styles and brewing techniques and drinking culture from China, near Asia, Africa, and the pre-contact Americas. This is a very quick, and broad overview, but it is a good place to start.