28beer1902.jpgLest anyone think that the Aedificium has rules against eating and drinking, I raise a glass to all my readers while I’m supposed to be doing more serious, respectable work. Beer is the oldest beverage for which we actually have recipes, and, 4,000 + years later, it continues to be perfected by craftsman like Jim Koch and at local breweries and establishments like the Publick House in Boston.

Incidentally, in Syracuse, you simply MUST try, at least once, the local grains of the Middle Ages Brewing Company, like Grail Ale and especially Wailing Wench. Out of this world.