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Brewers Publications Presents Gose: Brewing a Classic German Beer for the Modern Era


As Gose becomes a breakout star in the beer world, the new release from Brewers
, Gose:
Brewing a Classic German Beer for the Modern Era
Fal Allen, explores the history of this lightly sour wheat beer style,
its traditional ingredients and special brewing techniques.

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Popular in Germany centuries ago, Gose is experiencing a renaissance
today, capturing beer fans from both the session and the sour beer
categories. Allen takes readers on a journey of the innovation and
experimentation that is occurring within the style, offering modernized
brewing methods for this style that originated during the Middle Ages.

"Gose's history is long, complicated, and sometimes confusing. There are
twists and turns, dark patches, and dead ends. Over the more than 600
years that brewers and beer aficionados have written about Gose, much of
what has been chronicled created almost as many questions as it did
answers," said Allen. "What follows is my endeavor to make sense of what
I have learned about Gose... We will explore what Gose was like during
its heyday, through its darkest hours of near-extinction, and plot out
the most likely path it took from Goslar through Halberstadt, Leipzig,
across the pond to America, and around the world."

A brewer for three decades, Allen started brewing professionally in 1988
for Redhook Brewery in Seattle, Wash. Two years later, he moved to Pike
Place Brewery where he was the head brewer for eight years. In 1999, he
was awarded the Brewers Association's Russell Schehrer Award for
Innovation and Achievement in Craft Brewing and subsequently took over
as the general manager at Anderson Valley Brewing Company in Northern
California the following year. Starting in 2005, Allen did a five-year
stint as brewmaster for Archipelago Brewing (a division of Asia Pacific
Breweries) in Singapore, before returning to Anderson Valley as
Brewmaster in 2010.

Allen's writing credits include co-authoring Barley Wine, a
four-part series on Microbiology and lab work in Brewing Techniques, and
more than 40 articles in American Brewer, The New Brewer®, Zymurgy®,
MBAA Technical Quarterly, Celebrator, Malt Advocate
and other publications. Allen resides in Navarro, California.

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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 50 titles to choose from,
it's the leading publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing
literature for today's craft brewers, homebrewers and beer enthusiasts.

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Brewing a Classic German Beer for the Modern Era

e-ISBN: 978-1-938469-50-3
Cover Price: $19.95
Date: September 7, 2018


"For who would have thought just a few years ago that even non-beer
geeks would stride confidently up to the bar in a craft brewery taproom
and ask, ‘Do you have any Goses?' Well, do you? You might. But after
reading this book you almost certainly will." —Dick Cantwell,
Magnolia Brewing Co.

"Fal takes us on a Dickensian journey through time, detailing what
was, what is, and what may become of our beloved and mostly
misunderstood Gose. Fal covers the depth and breadth of brewing Gose,
with tips, clever tricks, and tasty anecdotes along the way. Whether
you're a beer newbie or a master brewer, this book is required reading
for all." —Kristen England, Head Brewer, Bent Brewstillery

"I have over ten years' experience in sour beer production, including
Gose. There is much I have learned from this book that will continue to
help me in my professional career. Fal writes with such simple clarity
and depth that brewers of all levels and beer enthusiasts alike can
enjoy and benefit from this book." —Ron Gansberg, Brewmaster,
Cascade Brewing


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