Proceedings of The Company of Amateur Brewers; Dulce est desipere in loco

Brattleboro: Company of Amateur Brewers, 1932. First Edition. Hardcover. 19.5 x 14 cm. 159 pages. "Privately printed in 1932 for the Members of The Society." A captivating look into beer making in the last years of Prohibition. This association was made up of men in the Brattleboro, Vermont area, including the editor Vrest Orton, a peer of Robert Frost. Writing about the origins of "The Company," A.P. Wallace states, "We were originally drawn together by one great compelling thirst in common. This is plain, But there was more. Up here in Vermont, where 'The Company' started, a corner of the land once noted for its independence, we still hold to a vestige of the quality so rare in the modern world. I refer, of course, to the love of liberty." Wallace goes on to explain the need for home brewing referring to the low quality of commercially produced beer. Chapters include: A Beer View of History, The Drinks & Drinking Customs of Old New England, The General Principles of Modern Domestic Brewing, Company Recipes For Modern Domestic Brewing, The Domestic Brewing of the Olden Time, Recipes & Curious Lore of the Olden Time Brewing, and A Bibulous Glossary of Old & New Words. Illustrated through out. Signed on front past down by Harold L. Costello on the "Companys" Seal. 1/2 cm. worming hold to tail end of first 10 pages, not affecting text. Interior pages lightly toned but crisp and clean. Spine rubbed. Orig. red and white checked boards. Very good. Item #793

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