history of brewing

Homebrew Talk - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Forum

Help Support Homebrew Talk:

  1. AntDoctor

    How did they carbonate beer in ye olden times?

    I've been wondering about this recently, but how did past brewers carbonate/pressurize their beer? I hope this is the right sub forum, but I'm curious how brewers from medieval times to around the 1700s managed to carbonate beer. Like, did they bottle condition it? Crown caps are a relatively...
  2. A

    The American Homebrewing Tradition

    As a relative newcomer to homebrewing (I've been brewing for a little over a year), I find the topic of American homebrewing history particularly fascinating. Considering that less than a century ago, homebrewers' sacred undertaking was a violation of federal law, it's fair to say that we and...