BVC - King's College... OxladeMac at
Wed Apr 21 17:23:30 PDT 1999

In a message dated 4/21/99 3:22:44 PM Central Daylight Time, 
swarm at 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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