Missing Entries

“Barnard, Alfred ” There is no entry on Alfred Barnard, the most important 19th century beer journalist, without whose four-volume Breweries of Great Britain and Ireland we would know so much less.

“Beta amylase” there is no entry for this important enzyme.

“China” There is no entry on China, despite it being the world’s biggest beer market

“Chuvashia” there is no entry on Chuvashia/the Chuvash Republic, nor is it referenced under “Russia”, despite it being the centre of the Russian hop-growing industry and famous in Russia for hop-growing and beer-brewing for hundreds of years. Not the least reason for referencing Chuvashia is that fact that some philologists, at least, have suggested the Chuvash word khămla, “hop” as the origin for Russian “хмеля”, Polish “chmiel”, Swedish “humle”, Old Dutch “hommel” and, perhaps, German “hopfen” and English “hop”.

” Combrune, Michael ” there is no entry on Combrune despite his Theory and Practice of Brewing of 1762 being one of the earliest brewing manuals to show evidence of science-based experimentation and observation, and despite it being in print for at least 40 years.

“Coopers Brewery” There is no entry on Coopers of Adelaide, nor is it in the index, despite it being the owner of what is generally regarded as a world classic beer, Coopers Sparkling Ale, and also being Australia’s last remaining old-established family brewer.

“Dropping system” There is no entry on the dropping system of fermentation, despite its widespread use in Britain through to the middle of the 20th century, and its continuing use to make Brakspear’s beers

“England” there is no entry despite separate entries being included for Scotland, Wales. Much of the entry for “Britain” could be under the heading of England. Information concerning Northern Ireland is included under entry for “Ireland” from pages 493 to 495. The basis used for dividing up the United Kingdom entries is uncertain.

“Ponto” there is no entry for the ponto system of fermentation, despite its importance in the 19th century, especially in British porter breweries, and its use by one of the largest 19th century breweries in the US, Taylors of Albany.

“Public bar” (and “saloon bar”) There are no entries on the two major divisions of the British pub for more than a century, and the different beers sold in each.

“quadrupel” or perhaps “quad”. Both “dubbel” and “tripel” have entries. The nature and even existence of quads is the subject of discussion at the commentary on “Trappist breweries” under “T”.

“San Miguel” There is no entry on the San Miguel Corporation, one of the most important brewing companies in the Far East

“Skol” There is no entry on the world’s fifth biggest selling beer.

“Snow” There is no entry on the world’s biggest selling beer

“X” There is no entry on “X”, the letter used almost universally in British breweries in the 19th century to indicate ale/beer strength.