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Beer in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance by Richard W. Unger
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Nov 04, 2014

it was ok
bookshelves: nonfiction, history, food-feasting, medieval, renaissance, science
Read from October 03 to November 04, 2014 , read count: 1

This is absolutely the driest book on alcohol that I have ever read. That being said, it is interesting and contains a lot of information that I was previously unaware of, including the existence of gruit, an additive to beer in the Middle Ages so common that systems of taxation were built around it. This book deals mainly with the economics of beer brewing and selling during these periods, including production, trade, taxation, and regulation. I give it a 2 for readability but a 3 for informational content.

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