Homebrewing Ancient Beers

  1. Brew with an Acropolis View
    Brewday
    Tasting
  2. Recreating Xenophon’s Armenian Beer
    Xenophon Passage
    Overview
    Germinating and Drying
    Brew Day (All Lentil Beer and Pseudo-Xenophon)
    Fermenting and Tasting
    Part 2: Grains/Pulses remaining in the Brew
    Part 2: Fermentation and Tasting
    Part 3: Spontaneous Fermentation (Brew Day)
    A New Fermentation Technique?
    Spontaneous Fermentation Check-in (3 weeks)
    Tasting Pseudo-Xenophon Beer (6 months later)
    Spontaneous Fermentation and Spent Grain/Pulses Inoculation Experiment
  3. Tiger Nut Beer
    Theophrastus Passage
    Brew Day
    Results
  4. Millet Beer
    Strabo Passage
    Brew Day
    Tasting
  5. Parabias (Barley, Millet, and Inula/Elecampane)
    Hecataeus Passage
    Pliny on Inula
    Historic Elecampane Beers
    Brew Day
    Results/Tasting
    Konuza Pt. 1
    Konuza Pt. 2
    Konuza Pt. 3
  6. Emmer/Einkorn Beer (Brewing with Ancient Grains)
    Malting
    Emmer in Antiquity
    Brewday #1 (emmer – unsuccessful)
    Emmer in Brewing
    Brewday #2 (einkorn – success!; emmer – unsuccessful)
    Einkorn Tasting
  7. Meadowsweet Beer
    Meadowsweet in Ancient Sources
    Meadowsweet in Archaeology
    Meadowsweet SMASH(erb) Brew Day
    Meadowsweet Tasting
  8. Heather Beer
    Heather in Ancient Sources
    Heather in Archaeology
    Heather SMASH(erb) Brew Day
    Heather Tasting
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