zymurgy – n. - branch of practical chemistry dealing with fermentation process

the demiurge of barley
has commanded me to speak
about the great alchemy
that turns malt and hops
to sweet nectar of life,
whether sipped from clay pots
with copper straws
or brewed in huge churning vats
the spirit within seeks
to become one with our bodies
and set us staggering along
the path to righteousness.

Joseph Farley

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