experimental beers with a botanical twist
Braggot is half beer, half mead. I brewed this way back on July 24, 2002, when honey was cheap and when my technique involved a LOT of herbs, usually including roasted dandelion root.
During this maize beer communion, in place of “happy Easter,” the Raramuri will say to one another “bosasa” – “fill up, be satisfied, be contented.”
John Gerard in his Herbal did not stint in portrayals of plants for which the only “vertues” were aesthetic.
Even before I read the column, I found myself saying the words “Zulu Brew Route” out loud, over and over.
Chris O’Brien compares the “real ale” movement in England with homebrewing traditions in Ethiopia.
All I know is that yarrow beer (actually, yarrow gruit braggot ale, if you want to get technical about it) makes a nice, crisp, aromatic summer drink. If it helps stave off baldness, piles and ague, so much the better.