Book Review – Brew Like a Monk – Stan Hieronymus

This book is getting a little long in the tooth now, but the information contained within is all still very relevant. Despite what the title suggests it’s more of a history lesson on the beers and breweries of Belgium, than it is a guide to brewing beers. The recipes for all of these famed beers are closely guarded secrets so what you’ll find instead are some best guess approximations, but even then you’ll probably struggle to replicate some of the complicated brewing methods. Thankfully the last part of the book has recipes of Belgian style ales from brewers at various well known US breweries that are a little easier to follow. You probably won’t end up brewing like a monk, but it is still an excellent read and gives a great insight into some of the inner workings of famous Belgian breweries.

Available to buy here – Brew Like a Monk: Trappist, Abbey, and Strong Belgian Ales and How to Brew Them

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