Lager: The Definitive Guide to Tasting and Brewing the World's Most Popular Beer Styles

Author(s): Dave Carpenter

Beer, Wine and Spirits

In craft beer's early days, flavourful ales offered a stark contrast to the bland, mass-produced lagers that came to dominate the American beer market. But even as ales have driven craft beer growth, lager remains culturally entrenched as a synonym for beer.Quality craft lagers have largely escaped public acknowledgement ... until now. Today, a lager renaissance is underway in the United States and abroad; intrepid breweries are rediscovering the joys of colder fermentation and pushing lagers well beyond the realm of pilsner.Lager offers a complete tasting guide to the full spectrum of lager styles, from Munich Helles and Festbier to California Common and Baltic Porter. Taste along and find your new favorite lager! This book also answers such historical and contextual questions as:Why does lager, not ale, dominate world beer production, despite its comparative difficulty to produce?Why are certain European styles like Vienna lager more associated with brewing in Mexico than on the Continent?What does St. Louis have to do with Ceske Budejovice?What role does lager play in today's expanding craft beer landscape?How are US craft brewers pushing lagers beyond their traditional German and Czech archetypes?For homebrewers, Lager includes key brewing considerations as well as a selection of lager recipes.

Product Information

Dave Carpenter is longtime beer and homebrewing writer and the Editor in Chief of Zymurgy magazine, the second largest magazine dedicated to homebrewing and the official magazine of the American Homebrewers Association (a division of the Brewers Association). Dave was formerly Contributing Editor for Craft Beer & Brewing, and helped the company grow since its launch in 2014. During his time at Craft Beer & Brewing, Dave also ran events such as the Brewers Retreat and worked with commercial brewers such as John Mallett of Bells Brewing, Matt Brynildson of Firestone Walker, and Steven Pauwels of Boulevard Brewing on homebrew recipe scaling. Dave holds degrees from MIT and the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is a BJCP recognised beer judge.

General Fields

  • : 9780760352151
  • : Murdoch Books
  • : Murdoch Books
  • : September 2017
  • : 246mm X 190mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Dave Carpenter
  • : Hardback
  • : 240
  • : 100 color photos