on August 15, 1998
The quality of the most recent addition to the Classic Beer Style series should not be a surprise. Allen and Cantwell discuss the history of Barley Wine, from Bass No. 1, to the modern brews of the American Micros. Barley Wine discusses the unique problems, and solutions, in brewing high gravity beers, and includes 11 (mostly) all grain recipes. The approach is thorough, but practical, and does not dwell on scientific technical minutiae. Also included is a section with details of the ingredients and brewing processes used in 20 commercially produced Barley Wines. This book will allow you to approach your next batch of Barley Wine with confidence.