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Brewed centuries ago by monks and nuns, this copper-colored, full-bodied ale has a proud and unbroken brewing tradition dating back to the beginning of civilization. Horst Dornbusch sheds light on the practices of commercial altbier makers, how the equipment and ingredients used affect its flavor, and how this full-bodied brew became one of Germany's most beloved beer styles. Recipes are included!
Brewers Publications Classic Beer Style Series is devoted to offering in-depth information on world-class beer styles by exploring their history, flavor profiles, brewing methods, recipes, and ingredients.
If you ever get a chance to try one or brew one; do it!!
This is relatively small, very concise, clearly written book on alts, by a man who hails from that part of Germany and learned how to brew them himself.
The book gives an interesting history of Altbier, description of the style, ingredients, equipment and methods of brewing.
I have had this book for a while and just got around to reading it last weekend. I enjoyed the read. The author is obviously a subject matter expert. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Fish Tech
Dusseldorf native, home brewer, beer consultant and beer writer Horst Dornbusch provides an excellent review of his hometown beer. Read morePublished 13 months ago by P. Mulloy