timdellinger wrote:My guess is that it wasn't the crystal clear diatomaceous-earth-filtered stuff we drink today. It's possible that even the best stuff had dregs of yeast at the bottom of the barrel, and so draining or scooping out the last bits was probably a yeasty drink.
Mike wrote:Also a part of the story is that while composing the 95 theses, he was fasting (still having his beer though) and spending a huge amount of time in the outhouse.
A couple of things occur to me about this story of Luther and beer. First the beer with its dregs had significant nutritional value and second, that yeast would have produced montrous gas and other matter necessitating frequent trips you know where.
bourbonv wrote:Actually it was I that found the evidence that the Stitzel Brithers created the present wheated bourbon used in the Stitzel-Weller distillery.
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