Ale gets all the attention in the craft beer world but a fine lager is hard to beat. To learn more about this wonderful side of the beer spectrum, here’s a look at Lager: The Definitive Guide to Tasting and Brewing the World’s Most Popular Beer Styles by Dave Carpenter.
Lager Than Life
Ready to learn everything about lager? This is the guide for you. When Lager: The Definitive Guide to Tasting and Brewing the World’s Most Popular Beer Style says “definitive”, they mean it.
The book starts with a thorough history of lager beers, after outlining exactly what lager is. The history is far more detailed than you’ll find in other references. There are three entire chapters on the history and evolution of lager before it even makes it’s way to America. That’s how detailed they get.
We then look at how both World Wars impacted beer, before the post-war era and the craft comeback.
Now that you’ve gotten a great history lesson, it’s time to explore the many styles of lager, after a quick tasting lesson. 8 old world pale lagers, 8 old world dark lagers, along with 7 American styles are covered in detail.
Then it’s time to brew. Lager wort production, fermentation, conditioning, and packaging are all wonderfully addressed before rounding things out with some commercial lager recipes.
This book has you covered beginning to end when it comes to lager and includes everything you need to know.
Even if you’re a huge lager fan already, this book has much to offer. From history to style descriptions, homebrewing information and more. Lager: The Definitive Guide to Tasting and Brewing the World’s Most Popular Beer Styles is sure to inform everyone.