Rediscovered recipes for classic brews from 1800 to 1965.
The recipes cover the range of beer styles - Porter, IPA, Pale Ale/Bitter, Light Ale, Mild Ale, Stock Ale, Scottish Ale, Brown Ale and a few unusual European Beers. The time span goes from the early 19th century to the 1950s. The history of each of the beer styles is described briefly, each followed by a collection of recipes of beers with the salient ingredients and the brewing stage characteristics.
Preceding these descriptions the historical developments of beer ingredients - malt, hops, sugar, adjuncts, water and yeast are discussed. Brewing techniques are also described, again with their historical changes.