Home brewers and history buffs take note: Beers in the past were very different from today. In the afterglow of passing trends and forgotten recipes, it nevertheless remains possible to enjoy and indeed re-create at home beloved brews of past generations.
In The Home Brewer's Guide to Vintage Beer, reversed beer historian Ron Pattinson describes with humor and a light heart the development of the major British styles - Porter, Stout, IPA, and barley wine - over the past two centuries. Detailed recipes sources from original material are complemented by meticulous descriptions and explanations of historic ingredients and techniques.
- More than 100 detailed recipes based on original brewing records
- Record-setting histories of dominant beer styles
- Explanations of and substitutions for historic ingredients
- Dozens of beautiful labels from forgotten breweries