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(The Conversation)   Up until the 1500s, brewing beer was primarily women's work - that is, until a smear campaign accused them of being witches   (theconversation.com) divider line
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2021-03-07 9:08:47 PM  
 
2021-03-07 9:10:13 PM  
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2021-03-07 9:12:05 PM  
Hmm. Whoopsies
 
2021-03-07 9:43:11 PM  
Translation: There was money in it now.
 
2021-03-07 9:56:56 PM  
Kind of depends where you were. I've been reading "Historical Brewing Techniques" by Lars Marius Garshol, and he talks about the areas where brewing is traditionally a task for a man or a woman. While the book's focus is on Nordic countries, quite a lot of the areas have mostly women brewing the beer.
Off topic here, but some of the actual brewing methods they use are very different than what you would expect. If you brew or are just into beer, it's a great read.
 
2021-03-07 11:40:01 PM  
I'd never accuse a brewer of anything. I could be half man, half newt and I'd defend them to my last word.
 
2021-03-07 11:48:47 PM  

Exluddite: Kind of depends where you were. I've been reading "Historical Brewing Techniques" by Lars Marius Garshol, and he talks about the areas where brewing is traditionally a task for a man or a woman. While the book's focus is on Nordic countries, quite a lot of the areas have mostly women brewing the beer.
Off topic here, but some of the actual brewing methods they use are very different than what you would expect. If you brew or are just into beer, it's a great read.


I saw a demonstration of medieval ale in England, and it was more like alcoholic oatmeal than a drink - it plopped into the mug.
 
2021-03-07 11:51:58 PM  
Is this because of yeast?
 
2021-03-08 12:07:25 AM  
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2021-03-08 2:48:10 AM  
I enjoy Witches Brue on many occasion.
 
2021-03-08 5:01:58 AM  
There was an episode about it on the Tides of History podcast.
 
2021-03-08 6:19:44 AM  
huh, this was the first time I'd ever heard of the accoutrements/trappings in a non-witch context.

the part about the hats, cauldrons, and cats almost seems oddly conveniently retcon-y for how neatly fitting it all is. except for where it makes entirely too much sense. wow. so, almost like a reverse-retcon?

given the likely-MPI that was witch persecution/trials times, add on opportunistic jackwagons with personal/financial/professional jealousy/grudges, and your regular casual standard/overt misogyny, then yeah.
 
2021-03-08 6:27:27 AM  
Women can still brew if they want to.
 
2021-03-08 6:28:00 AM  
In fact, if they're an actual witch that's a sales point.
 
2021-03-08 7:24:45 AM  
 
2021-03-08 7:28:45 AM  
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2021-03-08 8:24:17 AM  
Well,after a few beers I too have called a few people witches.
 
2021-03-08 8:26:04 AM  

phalamir: Exluddite: Kind of depends where you were. I've been reading "Historical Brewing Techniques" by Lars Marius Garshol, and he talks about the areas where brewing is traditionally a task for a man or a woman. While the book's focus is on Nordic countries, quite a lot of the areas have mostly women brewing the beer.
Off topic here, but some of the actual brewing methods they use are very different than what you would expect. If you brew or are just into beer, it's a great read.

I saw a demonstration of medieval ale in England, and it was more like alcoholic oatmeal than a drink - it plopped into the mug.


You should have seen the stouts
 
2021-03-08 8:44:04 AM  

andyourdog2: Well,after a few beers I too have called a few people witches.


see... if you do it the wrong way, you get drinks thrown at you. if you do it the right way, well, you get your manhood stolen by the next morning.

/still unclear on which is the correct way
 
2021-03-08 11:08:14 AM  
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2021-03-08 11:34:17 AM  
From a link in the article: The Abbess Hildegard von Bingen, whose 12th-century pharmacopeia "Physica Sacra" was perhaps the first document to record the use of hops in brewing, didn't exactly give them a ringing endorsement.

So is this where the term 'binge' drinking came from?
 
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