Wild Brews: Beer Beyond the Influence of Brewer’s Yeast
By Jeff Sparrow
When brewers allow organisms other than Saccharomyces yeast to influence the taste of their ales, a new family of flavors enters the beer vocabulary. Wild Brews explores the world of Lambics, Flanders red and brown beers and American brews in a similar style. Beer lovers and brewers alike will find a detailed description of the brewing methods and fermentation procedures used to craft these distinctively flavorful beers as well as information on wood-barrel aging, blending and the use of fruit in wild fermentations.