BVC - King's College...
OxladeMac at aol.com
Wed Apr 21 17:23:30 PDT 1999
In a message dated 4/21/99 3:22:44 PM Central Daylight Time,
swarm at warpcore.provalue.net writes:
<< Which is why it was out lawed in english beer. Dreadful stuff hops. Best
to stick with mead. ;) >>
Actually it was outlawed by the big wigs (priests, monks, cardinals, ect...)
in the church who had a monopoly on gruit and didn't want hops to cut into
their profits! It was not just one law, but a series of laws. It was
controversial, and the leaders frequently changed their minds - often more
than once per year.
Funny how some things never change.
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