Urban Roots: There’s A Garden In My Beer!

Beer is one of the oldest beverages produced by humans. Ancient Egyptians were among the first civilizations to perfect brewing before it found its way through the Middle East into Europe. During the Middle Ages, the addition of hops made way for the beer we know today. While beer may have changed over the years, what has remained consistent is the use of plants and botanicals in its brewing.

To consider this topic, UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens will present a talk by brewer Mary Izett, author of Speed Brewing: Techniques and Recipes for Fast-Fermenting Beers, Ciders, Meads and More, on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 at Free Range Brewery in NoDa: The Historic & Arts Neighborhood of Charlotte, N.C.

Highlights of her presentation will include base ingredients in beer (barley, hops and yeast); the modern use of botanicals in beer; gruits and other historical botanical beverages; and brewing with botanicals at home including ingredients, techniques and recipes.

Izett is co-owner and brewer of Fifth Hammer Brewing Co. in New York City. Izett co-hosts Fuhmentaboudit!, a weekly podcast on all things fermentable and is a certified, nationally-ranked beer judge. She has written for Ale Street News, All About Beer, and Zymurgy magazines.

Please visit here for more information and to register for the lecture.

 

 

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