BVC - King's College...

Collectively Unconscious swarm at warpcore.provalue.net
Thu Apr 22 06:55:50 PDT 1999


On Wed, 21 Apr 1999 OxladeMac at aol.com wrote:

> 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.

Shhh! Don't say such things about the church! Do you want to be
excombobulated?

Hamlin

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