The ballad of John Barleycorn is still sung in England today, replaying the age-old story of grain, the essential component of beer-making. From planting, harvesting, brewing, and celebrating, this ballad covers the entire process and includes a new and improved bathtub recipe!
The charming woodcuts of Mary Azarian transport us to the colorful medieval English countryside, where barley grows in golden waves. This is beer country, when beer was brewed to fortify commoners and gentry alike, fueling their toils and their merriment.
Finally: a book you've been waiting for; a classic for the intelligent and sophisticated beer drinker!