9 x 7 1/8 in.
23 x 27 cm
Over 200 full colour illustrations
The fruits of the earth
What is beer? - What was beer?
The seed: Cereal
The secret: The added ingredients
The bear's spittle: Yeast
The birth of the world: Water
The hop era
The German Law on Purity
Monks and monastic beer
The wrong beer saint
Beer witches and witches' beer
The hemp era
Hi-brew, a new start
Psychedelic beers of the future
Born in 1957, Christian Rätsch received his doctorate in
Early American Studies. For many years, he has been involved in
research into ethnomedicine and religion of the "Lacandones",
completing his studies with a paper on the learning of magic
incantations (Berlin 1985). Further trips for research purposes
followed - to South America, The Seychelles, Nepal and
South-East Asia. He is the athor of several books, and the
publisher of the series "Ethnomedizin und Bewusstseinsfoschung"
and a lecturer in ethnology at the University of Bremen.