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"Who says there's no such thing as a German ale? Eat your lederhosen! If you think the German beer land is just a lager land, think again, jawohl!"--from the preface
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.
Horst Dornbusch was born and raised in Dusseldorf, home of Germany's altbier. Following a twenty-year career in broadcasting and publishing in the United States and Canada, he decided to pursue his lifetime passion, beer. After apprenticing at a U.S. brewing company to learn how to make beer on a commercial scale, he started his own contract brewing company specializing in German-style beers. His company's flagship beer is--what else?--Dornbusch Alt, an authentic Dusseldorf-style brew.