New PDF release: Liquid Bread: Beer and Brewing in Cross-Cultural Perspective

By Wulf Schiefenhövel,Helen Macbeth

Beer is an historic alcoholic drink which, even if produced via a extra advanced approach than wine, was once built via a variety of cultures to develop into across the world well known. This ebook is the 1st multidisciplinary, cross-cultural assortment approximately beer. It explores the brewing strategies utilized in antiquity and in conventional societies; the social and symbolic roles of beer-drinking; the ideals and actions linked to it; the health-promoting results in addition to the health-damaging hazards; and analyses the trendy position of enormous multinational businesses, which personal some of the breweries, and the selling ideas that they employ.

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