©2009 Charles W. Bamforth; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC
There can no doubt the author knows a thing or two about brewing beer. However this is not so much a brewing master class, but more of a series of lectures covering topics from brewing history to brewing science- and many others in between. Narration is clear, if a little slow.
What a great lesson/overview of beer in general! He goes just deep enough that you constantly learn cool new stuff and not get lost in the weeds. As a hobby home brewer he answered questions I didn't know to ask and realized I didn't understand. To a lay person that simply loves to have a pint now and then it will open their eyes to how much more there is about beer and how really magic it is! He's a great story teller too. I recommend this highly!
This is a phenomenal course on beer. From the home-brewer, pro-brewer, or beer drinker. This is a great listen. One of the best I have listened to. And I have listen to many... This is in the top 2. I truly feel it should be a prerequisite before you become drinking age.
"One of the best books on brewing that I have read!"
I loved the book. Lots of great information presented in a very sensible manner. As soon as I was done with the book, I started it over and am listening to it again.
Very straight forward with a lot of very practical useful information.
This guy loves beer!!
I love learning about beer. This book has helped me to understand more about the science of my home brewing.
Charles, God willing, someday I am going to buy you a beer to say thanks for your life's work and for helping me be a better brewer.
To be honest, I thought this was going to be more step advanced step by step process of the art and science of brewing. It is ,but not to the effect that you would expect. This is more like a text book that you would expect to have for a class. Glad I've got it though, there is a lot of information. Makes me want to move to Davis and take the program.
very informative and well read. knowledge bank increased 5% worth the 14 or whatever I paid for it.
An in depth review of the history of the beer making process, from 8000 years ago to the largest breweries in the world today
"Good Lecture Series"
Enjoyable and informative nonfiction. 14 progressive lectures introducing the listener to beer and brewing. Exactly what I was looking for.
"Gives many interesting beer facts"
Obviously the author is the narrator since this is a recording of his college lectures. This is good since he is a very interesting speaker. That said about 50% was of interest to me. The rest was more for college course and very technical. That said the 50% I was interested in was well worth the listen.
This is a really comprehensive yet simply put lecture series which explains the art of Brewing in layman's terms. Prof. Charlie Bamforth accepts that not all aspiring and current Brew Masters are "Doctors" of Brewing and while for some it is a good revision, I think for most it is an entertaining eye opener reinforcing and revealing much of the essential knowledge that brewers need. I have listened to it twice and learned something new both times and really enjoyed listening. I would imagine that those reading the book would lose out because of Prof. Bamforth's enthusiastic and entertaining lecture style.
"For beer lovers and beginner homebrewers"
If you want to learn more about the history of beer and about how beer is made, this is a worthwhile listen.
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