Beer Bibliography

Bibliographies are updated as new sources are revealed.

Nasrallah, Nawal. Annals of the Caliphs’ Kitchens, The Finnish Oriental Society, 60 Helsinki, 1987. The Netherlands, Leiden: Koninklijke Brill NV, 2007

A recipe for i‘māl al-fuqqā‘ (malted barley)
A recipe for fuqqā‘ made with khubz samīdh
A recipe for fuqqā‘ al-aruzz (rice beer)
A recipe for fuqqā al-lawz (almond beer)
A recipe for fuqqā‘ Qarashī, flavored with spices
Fuqqā‘ al-‘asal (alcohol-free honey beer, or short mead)
Another honey beer
Another [honey] beer recipe

William SAYERS. BREWING ALE IN WALTER OF BIBBESWORTH’S 13 C. FRENCH TREATISE FOR ENGLISH HOUSEWIVES Studia Etymologica Cracoviensia vol. 14 Kraków 2009

Now the French for mashing malt and brewing ale

www.ejournals.eu/sj/index.php/SEC/article/download/1062/1058

 

Medische en technische Middelnederlandse recepten, 16th century
editie Willy L. Braekman. 1973.

630. Om bier dat het nyet suert.

http://www.dbnl.org/tekst/_med002medi01_01/

 

W.L. de Vreese (ed.), Middelnederlandsche geneeskundige recepten en tractaten, zegeningen en tooverformules. A. Siffer, Gent 1894 Bron, © 2009

384. Omme bier, dat cranc es, beter te makene
385. Om te maken goet bier

http://www.dbnl.org/tekst/_mid002midd01_01/colofon.php

 

The Customs of London, otherwise called Arnold’s Chronicle, 1503
London : PRINTED FOR F. C. AND J. RIVINGTON; T. PAYNE; WILKIE AND ROBINSON, LONGMAN, I1URST, REES, ORME, AND BROWN; CADELL AND DATIES ; J. MAWMAN ; AND R. II. EVANS. 1811.

To brewe Beer.

https://books.google.com/books?id=BfxBAAAAYAAJ&dq=customs+of+london+otherwise+called+arnold%27s+chronicle&source=gbs_navlinks_s

 

Andrew Boorde, A Compendious Regiment or A Dyetary of Helth. 1542

The .110. Chapitel dothe shewe of dronkennes.
Of ale.
Of bere.

https://ia800205.us.archive.org/8/items/fyrstbokeintrod01boorgoog/fyrstbokeintrod01boorgoog.pdf

 

The Cookbook of Sabina Welserin, 1553 Das Kochbuch der Sabina Welserin. Hg. von Hugo Stopp. Mit einer Übersetzung von Ulrike Gießmann. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag C. Winter Heidelberg, 1980 (Germanische Bibliothek: N.F.: Reihe 4, Texte).

174 What to do to beer, so that it can be kept for a long time without becoming sour

http://www.staff.uni-giessen.de/gloning/tx/sawe.htm
http://www.daviddfriedman.com/Medieval/Cookbooks/Sabrina_Welserin.html

 

Magnus, Olauf. Historia de Gentibus Septentrionalibus, 1555.
http://runeberg.org/olmagnus/
http://heinonline.org (restricted access)
Olaus Magnus. A Compendious History of the Goths & Vandals and Other Northern Nations (History of the Nothern People), 1658.

Book XIII
30. On a method of brewing beer among the Ethiopians
31. Making the same beer in a different way
Of the manner of drinking amongst the Northern People.

http://www.hakluyt.com/Hakluyt-Society-Publications/second_series_187.htm

 

Knaust, Heinrich. Von der edlen und hochthewren göttlichen gabe und kunst, Bier zu brawen … Bawmann, 1574 [MS]

https://books.google.com/books?id=if1lAAAAcAAJ&num=13&source=gbs_slider_cls_metadata_7_mylibrary

 

Twyne, Thomas. The schoolemaster, or teacher of table philosophie. Gathered out of diuers, the best approued auctours: and deuided into foure pithy and pleasant treatises, as it may appeare by the contentes. 1576

Chap. 8. Of strong or double Ale.

 

William Harrison: Description Of Elizabethan England, 1577

Our drink, whose force and continuance is partly touched already…
Our malt is made all the year long…
The best malt is tried by the hardness and colour…
Having therefore ground eight bushels of good malt…
In this trade also our brewers observe very diligently…

http://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1577harrison-england.asp

 

Bullein, William. Bulleins bulwarke of defence against all sicknesse. 1562 (1579)

What is the vertue of Beere and Ale?

 

Kobrer, Christoph. Gründliche und Nütze Beschreibung der Weinhawer und Bierbrewer-Practick und der ganzen Kellermeister-Kunst. Burger, 1581 [MS]

https://books.google.com/books?id=0bqggM3u6SkC&num=13&source=gbs_slider_cls_metadata_7_mylibrary

 

Matthias Lobelius (l’Obel). Kruydtboeck oft beschrijvinghe van allerleye ghewassen, kruyderen, hesteren ende gheboomten. Christoffel Plantijn, 1581.

Graut of Naerbier wordt aldus ghemaeckt

https://books.google.com/books?id=hCJNAAAAcAAJ&dq=naebier&source=gbs_navlinks_s

 

A Good Huswifes Handmaide, 1594

To make Buttered Beere.

http://www.foodsofengland.co.uk/book1594huswife.htm

 

Johann Coler. Oeconomia oder Haußbuch: Zum Calendario Oeconomico & perpetuo gehörig. Darinnen begriffen vnd aussfürlichen erkleret ist, Wie ein jeder Hausswirth, nachdem Ihn Gott der Allmechtige gesegnet, ferner seine Nahrung nechst Gott anstellen soll …. 1. Hellwig, 1596 [MS]

https://books.google.com/books?id=7JE9DbNIMa8C&num=13&source=gbs_slider_cls_metadata_9_mylibrary

 

Hugh Platt, Delightes for Ladies, (1594) 1609

27. The true bottling of beere.
32. Diuers excellent kindes of bottle Ale.

http://eebo.chadwyck.com/

 

Hugh Platte. The Jewell House of Art and Nature, conteining diverse rare and profitable Inventions, together with sundry new experimentes in the Art of Husbandry, Distillation, and Moulding. London: Peter Short, 1597.

9 How to brew good and wholsom Beere without anie Hoppes at all.
25 A speedie or present drinke which travailers may make for themselves (ex tempore) when they are distressed for want of good Beer or Ale at their Inne.
62 To helpe beere that beginneth to soure ir is dead.
65 To make ale or beere to become stale in a short time.
69 How to prevent drunkennesse.
77. How to keepe Claret wine, or any other wine good, many yeares together.
97 How to put severall liquors or Wines in one Glasse, without mixing.
5. Divers excellent kindes of bottle Ale to be made with the aforesaid oyles.

https://bookeofsecretes.blogspot.com/2017/01/hugh-platts-brewing-recipes-and-tips.html

 

From Naturall and artificial directions for health deriued from the best philosophers, as well moderne, as auncient. By William Vaughan, Master of Artes, and student in the ciuill law. By William Vaughan, 1600. Copy from the British Library, via EEBO.

Chap. 1. Of bread and drink. [beer, ale, mead]
What is the vse of beere?
What is the vse of Ale?
How shall I discerne good ale from bad?
Which is the best drink?
Shew mee a speedie drink for trauellers
What shall poore men drink, when malt is extreame deare?
How shall I help beere or ale, which beginne to be sowre or dead?
Teach mee a way to make beere or ale to become stale

 

Heinrich Knaus. Fünff Bücher von der göttlichen und edlenn Gabe der philosophischen. Cornetto Verlag, 1998 (1614) [MS]

https://books.google.com/books?id=I8sgAQAAIAAJ&num=13&source=gbs_slider_cls_metadata_9_mylibrary

 

Cruydt-boeck van Rembertus Dodonaeus, (1608) 1618.

Maer het dick verzoden Naerbier
Engelschen Ael wordt aldus gemaect:

https://books.google.com/books?id=SANfAAAAcAAJ&dq=naebier&source=gbs_navlinks_s

 

Gervase Markham. The Egnlish Hus-wife (1615). London, 1675

The Office of the Maltster, the Secrets and knowledge thereof.
Of the Excellency of Oats, and the many singular vertues and use of them in a Family.
Of the office of the Brew-house, and the Bake-house, and the necessary things belonging to the same.

http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/book/browse?type=title&index=15703&key=english+house+wife+containing+the+inward+and+outward+vertues+which+ought+to+be+in+a+compleat+woman&c=c
http://mdc.cbuc.cat/cdm/singleitem/collection/fonsgrew/e/id37
https://bookeofsecretes.blogspot.com/2017/05/markhams-of-office-of-brew-house-and.html

 

Koge Bog: Indeholdendis et hundrede fornødene stycker etc. Kiøbenhaffn (Copenhagen): Aff Salomone Sartorio, 1616. Henry Notaker’s Old Cookbooks and Food History First printed Nordic cookbook.

Chapter II. About brewing.

http://www.notaker.com/onlitxts/kogebog.htm
http://www.forest.gen.nz/Medieval/articles/cooking/1616.html

 

Venner, Tobias. Via Recta ad Vitam Longam, or, A plain Philosophical Demonstration of the Nature, faculties and Effects of all such things. London: 1636.

Whether Beere be more wholesome than Ale.

https://archive.org/details/TobiasVennerViaRectaAdVitamLongamOrAPlainPhilosophical

 

Cogan, Thomas. The Haven of Health, 1584. London: Anne Griffin, 1636

Chap. 218. Of Ale and Beere.

https://ia800500.us.archive.org/22/items/havenofhealthchi00coga/havenofhealthchi00coga.pdf

 

Schoock, Marten (Martinus Schookius). Liber de cerevisia. 1661 [first book on historic beer]

 

Carolus Dattum. Het Secreet-Boek Vol Heerlijcke Konsten, in veelerley Materien. Leewarden, 1664 (googlebook)

Om een Bier te beteren dat slap gheworden is.

 

Meibom, Johann Heinrich (Joan Heinrici Meibomii). De Cervisiis potibusque & ebriaminibus extra vinum aliis commentarius. Accedit Adr. Turnebi libellus, De Vino. Published: Helmestadii, typis & sumtibus Johannis Heitmulleri, 1668.

http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/book/lookupname?key=Meibom%2C%20Johann%20Heinrich%2C%201590-1655
https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/100153435
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.31175035222432;view=1up;seq=5

 

Digby, Kenelme. The Closet of the Eminently Learned Sir Kenelme Digby Knight Opened, 1669 The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened. Anne MacDonell (ed.), 2005

SCOTCH ALE FROM MY LADY HOLMBEY
TO MAKE ALE DRINK QUICK
ALE WITH HONEY
SMALL ALE FOR THE STONE
MR. WEBB’S ALE AND BRAGOT

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/16441

 

David Kellner. Hochnutzbar und bewährte Edle Bierbrau-Kunst, 1690 [MS]

https://books.google.com/books?id=7wadyA8YLZYC&num=13&source=gbs_slider_cls_metadata_7_mylibrary

 

Thomas Tryon, A new art of brewing beer, ale, and other sorts of liquors. 1690

https://quod.lib.umich.edu/e/eebo/A63802.0001.001/1:3?rgn=div1;view=fulltext

 

Randle Holme. The Academy of armory, or, a storehouse of armory and blason. 1688

dictionary of brewing terms

https://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=eebo;idno=A44230

 

THE LONDON AND COUNTRY BREWER- ANONYMOUS 1736

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/8900

 

George Watkins (brewer.) The Complete English Brewer; Or, The Whole Art and Mystery of Brewing, in All Its Various Branches … J. Cooke, 1773 (first edition 1767)

https://books.google.com/books/about/The_Complete_English_Brewer_Or_The_Whole.html?id=elBHAAAAYAAJ

 

T. POOLE (Butler to Sir W. Aston.) A Treatise on Strong Beer, ale, &c. fully explaining the art of Brewing, etc. 1782

https://books.google.com/books?id=YeRhAAAAcAAJ&dq=a+treatise+on+strong+beer&source=gbs_navlinks_s

BRAGGOT

Braggot is a medieval spiced honey ale; typically not a malted mead.

 

A Hymn to Ninkasi, Sumerian clay tablet, 1800 BCE

http://www.openculture.com/2015/03/the-oldest-beer-recipe-in-history.html

 

Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English by Thomas Wright, 1886

To make Bragotte.

https://archive.org/details/dictionaryobsol02unkngoog Vol.I A-G
https://archive.org/details/dictionaryobsol05wriggoog Vol.II G-Z

 

Hieatt, Constance B. & Butler, Sharon (ed). Curye on Inglysch, English culinary manuscripts of the 14th century (including Forme of Cury). Early English Text Society. London: Oxford University Press, 1985.

Curye on Inglysch, 14th century. Part V Goud Kokery, MS Royal 17. A. iii
8 Ad faciendum brakott.

Curye on Inglysch, 14th century. Part IV: Forme of Cury.
205 Clarrey and Braggot.

 

The Customs of London, otherwise called Arnold’s Chronicle, 1503

For Braket.

https://books.google.com/books?id=BfxBAAAAYAAJ&dq=customs+of+london+otherwise+called+arnold%27s+chronicle&source=gbs_navlinks_s

 

The Haven of Health. Chiefely gathered for the comfort of Students, and consequently of all those that have a care of their health. By Thomas Coghan, 1584.

Chap.238 To make Bragget.

https://ia800500.us.archive.org/22/items/havenofhealthchi00coga/havenofhealthchi00coga.pdf

 

Jewell House of Art and Nature by Hugh Platt, 1594.

74 The making of a Bragget.

http://eebo.chadwyck.com/