The Secrets of Master Brewers: Techniques, Traditions, and Homebrew Recipes for 26 of the World’s Classic Beer Styles, from Czech Pilsner to English Old Ale

  • Best-selling author Jeff Alworth takes serious beer aficionados on a behind-the-scenes tour of 26 major European and North American breweries that create some of the world’s most classic beers. Learn how the Irish make stout, the secrets of traditional Czech pilsner, and what makes English cask ale unique by delving deep into the specific techniques, equipment, and geographical factors that shape these distinctive styles. Contemporary brewers carrying on their traditions share insider knowledge and 26 original recipes to guide experienced homebrewers in developing your own special versions of each style.

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    Learn to make the world's iconic beers with techniques and recipes from the pros. Behind-the-scenes tours of 26 outstanding European and American breweries reveal the processes, equipment, and ingredients that distinguish each style.

    Your knowledgeable guide is beer guru Jeff Alworth, who explores such fascinating topics as the old-time Czech brewing traditions behind Pilsner Urquell's winning flavors and how Belgium's rich agricultural history shaped Dupont's celebrated saison. Along the way, you'll learn what makes an Irish stout similar to an English ale, garner insights into the uniquely American love of hoppy beers, and more. And, most valuably, contemporary brewmasters share their secrets to help you create your own versions of these 26 classic beers.

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