This article is from the Beer and Other Brewing FAQ, by Kurt Swanson firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
These are four special topic mailing lists, unassociated with Usenet.
Subscribers send mail to the list and then copies are immediately
mailed out to every other subscriber, or assembled into "digests"
which are mailed out regularly. The lambic-list covers information on
brewing a special type of Belgian brew called lambic (ask for it at
your liquor store). The beerjudge-list covers topics related to
judging beer in competitions, as well as administration of the judge
test. The cider digest concerns the making of "hard" cider (fermented
apple juice) and perry (fermented pear juice). The mead digest
concerns the making of mead (fermented honey/water--i.e., "honey
wine"). To subscribe, send mail to
email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org. Include
your name, email address, and in the case of the judge-list, your
judging rank ("apprentice" for non-judges).