So, to keep you engaged in the beery world I bring you two interesting articles about beery things from two august institutions.
Fist, the BBC has an interesting and very well-written article on the origins of brewing in the British Isles.
|One of the homes excavated at Scotland's Skara Brae, a village that dates back to 3200BC and where people may have malted grain (Credit: Alamy)|
Second, the New York Times has a rather sad-yet-hopeful article on the Benedictine monks of Norcia Italy who had their monastery destroyed by an earthquake. Beer might just be their path to salvation:
After the Oct. 30 quake, one of the few things left standing at the monastery was a small brewery, where for the past four years the monks have been making Nursia, a beer named for Norcia’s ancient Latin appellation.Interestingly, the monks that populate the monastery are all American.
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