New Book on Historical Brewing Techniques uncovers the Lost Art of Farmhouse Brewing

Historical Brewing Techniques book

The new new book by Norwegian writer and software engineer Lars Marius comprises half a decade of research in remote farmhouse breweries throughout Scandinavia and the Baltic countries. Historical Brewing Techniques: The Lost Art of Farmhouse Brewing, is the latest release from Brewers Publications® and sounds like a must read for those interested in ancient brewing traditions and practices. The book is a mix of equal parts history lesson, cultural anthropology, social science, and travelogue, of European beer traditions through a filter of their modern reinterpretations.

More from the official description:

In the book, Garshol writes about uncovering kveik, an unusual strain of yeast, which has diverse and appealing properties, such as tolerating a wide variety of temperatures and fermenting beer to completion in just 36 hours. Garshol’s work documenting the yeast has spurred today’s suppliers to sell multiple strains of kveik in the U.S. and has inspired craft brewers to experiment with brewing Norwegian farmhouse ales and India Pale Ales made with kveik. Kveik continues to become more popular, experiencing a renaissance in the American craft beer market, among homebrewers and professionals alike.

“’Farmhouse ale’ is a term used by many yet understood by few. Lars Garshol is one who gets it, and he shares his wealth of knowledge in this book,” said Stephen Beaumont, co-author of The World Atlas of Beer and author of Will Travel for Beer. “It’s not a beer style guide, but rather a fascinating look into the myriad ways beer was made prior to industrialization. It’s a compelling read for brewers and beer aficionados alike.” 

Brewers Publications supports the mission of the Brewers Association by publishing books of enduring value for amateur and professional brewers, as well as titles that promote understanding and appreciation of American craft beer. With over 60 titles to choose from, it’s the leading publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers, homebrewers, and beer enthusiasts.

Historical Brewing Techniques: The Lost Art of Farmhouse Brewing

Author: Lars Marius Garshol

ISBN: 9781938469558

EISBN: 9781938469619

Size: 7” x 10”, 432 pp

Format: Paperback

Cover Price: $24.95

Publication Date: April 30, 2020

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