José Antonio Alcalde, "Resurrecting Historical Beers", Chile
It’s hard to find a detailed description of beers produced in Chile in the past. Moreover, know the intensity of its bitterness, alcoholic grading or presence of descriptors such as brett or lactic acidity, compared to what is today considered conventional. At most you could find some list of generic ingredients used. Recreating historical beers (e.g. Randy Mosher), rather, consists of interpreting commentaries in historical reviews, knowing the technology available at the time (malting, drying, baking), the kind of fermenter, temperature control, knowledge on microbiology, water availability, closeness to ports, availability of imported ingredients, local market and world trends. This lecture will describe the recreation of a Historical Porter from early 1900, a Pale Ale from Panulcillo from the second half of the 19th century, among other historical Chilean beers.