I'm a newbie! An art historian by day...soon to be home brewer by night and weekends. QUESTION: Do you know of a brewer (home brewer or well known craft brewer) who is knowledgeable about ancient brewing techniques? I'm looking specifically for someone who's studied Egyptian brewing techniques and tools. Any leads would be appreciated!
Sam Calagione at Dogfish Head Brewery. He has made some beer with the old methods and knows people who have done studies on ancient brewing techniques.
BYO had an article in the November 2010 issue about Egyptian brewing.
I don't think he's a brewer, but Patrick McGovern's book Uncorking The Past covers a lot about these topics.