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In the days before hops, flavour was balanced in beer by foraged plants like angelica and meadowsweet, and by spices brought from the East on new sailing routes. Master brewer Ken Duncan tells the story.

Organised by the Institute of Brewing and Distilling

More on the story of early brewing and the excavations in the island of Rhum can be found in the excavation report by Caroline Wickham-Jones.

You can watch this free event from here, or if you’d like to join questions and discussion, you can also go direct to it in the Science Festival’s YouTube channel

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