Trappist Beer Travels and Ancient Brews

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  1. BeerAdvocate

    BeerAdvocate Admin (17,207) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Learn the origin stories of the 11 current Trappist breweries, as told by the monks themselves, and go back in time with "Dr. Pat" to unearth and recreate eight ancient ale recipes.

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  2. EvenMoreJesus

    EvenMoreJesus Initiate (0) Jun 8, 2017 Pennsylvania

    Not that I don't like Dr. Pat's work, because I do, but the Trappist Beer Travels book sounds amazing.

    With their younger populations dwindling and revenue from traditional sources waning, many cash-strapped monasteries are turning to brewing to sustain themselves.


    Not only that, but many Trappist Breweries don't have monks exclusively brewing the beer. Most are brewed by laypeople or at least have laypeople involved in the process, with the monks basically being "showpieces".
     
  3. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,823) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    For those of you interested in Ancient Brewing and are members of the American Homebrewers Association I would strongly recommend that you access the following presentations from HomebrewCon (NHC) online at the AHA:

    · 2016: Ancient Beer Brewing in the World of Wine: Bronze Age Greece through Alexander the Great by Travis Rupp

    · 2015: The Beginnings of Beer in the Ancient World by Travis Rupp

    I am not a big history buff but I attended both of these presentations and I found them to be fascinating.

    Cheers!

    Edit: For you non-AHA members you can view a short video presentation by Travis Rupp here:

    https://archive.org/details/The_Beginnings_of_Beer_with_Travis_Rupp
     
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  4. drtth

    drtth Initiate (0) Nov 25, 2007 Pennsylvania

    For the folks interested in the Ancient Brews book, here is a link to a relatively recent pod cast that discusses a number of interesting topics.

    Podcast with McGovern
     
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