Brewing Before 1350 Analysis

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These qualities of brewing before 1350 are what made brewing the work of almost exclusively women. Bennett uses this example to illustrate that all trades dominated by women were low in status as well, and even though brewing may have shifted to being male dominated, the types of work women performed did not change. As it became more profitable, men tended to take over the trade of brewing. By 1600, brewing had become a hugely commercialized trade. The demand for ale grew during the years after the plague, so brewing needed to be done on a much larger scale. As a result of the larger scale, it became more professional and regulated. As a big business, it can 't profitably be done in the home anymore. Brewers began to need official recognition

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