29 minutes | Sep 1st 2020

Almost Never Water: Beer vs Ale

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We discuss the historical difference between beer and ale, and why exactly it even differs in the first place. Then of course along the way we discuss the myth that King Henry VIII banned hops. There's a kernel of truth here, but it's largely misunderstood by modern standards. Sources for this week's story can be found below https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/difference-between-lager-vs-ale http://zythophile.co.uk/false-ale-quotes/myth-two-hops-were-forbidden-by-henry-vi/  http://www.breweryhistory.com/journal/archive/144/BeerAle.pdf  https://tudortimes.co.uk/daily-life/ale-and-beer   http://zythophile.co.uk/2009/12/14/the-long-battle-between-ale-and-beer/ 
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