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Panel: There Will Be Beer: The Rebirth of the Beer Cocktail
International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP)
  • Ken Albala, University of the Pacific
  • Jacob Grier
  • David Solmonson
  • Lesley Jacobs Solmonson
Document Type
Conference Proceeding
Department
History
Location
Chicago, IL
Conference Dates
March 14-17, 2014
Date of Presentation
3-16-2014
Disciplines
Abstract
Long before mankind invented distillation, mixed drinks with a fermented base were the libation of choice -- and the key to social lubrication. The Egyptians brewed dates, Shakespeare espoused metheglin, and Harry Potter opted for a pint of Tudor-style butter beer. Today, beer cocktails remain an obscure genre of cocktailia but one that is quickly growing in popularity as bartenders and home mixologists discover the vast array of profiles, complexities, and flexible natures of beer and ale. Using tastings of Pharaoh’s Ale, Buttered Beere, and a modern beer cocktail, the panel will trace the history of beer-based beverages to arrive at the modern intersection of the craft brew and craft cocktail movements.
Citation Information
Ken Albala, Jacob Grier, David Solmonson and Lesley Jacobs Solmonson. "Panel: There Will Be Beer: The Rebirth of the Beer Cocktail" International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ken-albala/165/