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

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Storey Publishing
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5.9 X 8.9 X 0.9 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Jeff Alworth is a writer living in Portland, Oregon. He writes about beer, cider, and occasionally, politics. His books include: The Beer Bible (Workman), The Widmer Way (Ooligan), The Secrets of Master Brewers (Storey), and Cider Made Simple (Chronicle). His books have twice been cited by the North American Guild of Beer Writers as Best Book, and in 2016 The Beer Bible was named best wine, spirits, or beer book by the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP). He also co-hosts the Beervana Podcast, where he and Oregon State University economics professor Patrick Emerson discuss beer and the economics of beer. Jeff regularly gives educational speeches, guided tastings, and corporate presentations, and teaches courses about cider and beer.


"This guided tour of some of the finest breweries in Europe and North America showcases the culture, brewing techniques, equipment, and geographic factors that shape their distinctive beers. But the true value of this book may be the 26 recipes Alworth includes for creating each style, including Irish Stout, German Weissbier, Belgian Saison, Italian Lager and American Hoppy Ale." --Ale Street News

"Making art without a sense of what has come before is empty rattling. With insight from the people who live the world's great beer traditions, Jeff Alworth helps us appreciate the subtle and somewhat hidden attitudes and practices that make each classic style so uniquely delicious." -- Randy Mosher, best-selling author of Tasting Beer

"One of the truly essential books on modern brewing, period. This immaculately detailed gift to the entire brewing community is a treasure trove of insight into how great beers are actually made. No other brewing book, aimed at professionals or homebrewers, could improve your brewing as much as this one will." -- Ben Edmunds, brewmaster at Breakside Brewery in Portland, OR