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Summary

With origins 8,000 years in the past, beer brewing has held a prominent place in many and diverse cultures the world over. A university professor with more than 30 years' experience in the brewing industry, Professor Charles W. Bamforth is ideally suited to lead these engaging lectures on beermaking. With infectious enthusiasm, Professor Bamforth provides an informative look at brewing today, including commentary on the complexity and balance of flavors that make beer (in its wide range of styles) such a uniquely satisfying beverage.
©2009 Charles W. Bamforth; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

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Science & history of brewing beer

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.

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  • Fletcher
  • 01-10-15

Perfect

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!

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  • J. Batte
  • 27-09-15

Prerequisite

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.

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  • Matthew
  • 24-07-14

One of the best books on brewing that I have read!

Would you listen to Brewmaster's Art again? Why?

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.

What did you like best about this story?

Very straight forward with a lot of very practical useful information.

What about Charles Bamforth’s performance did you like?

This guy loves beer!!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I love learning about beer. This book has helped me to understand more about the science of my home brewing.

Any additional comments?

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.

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  • Joyce G.
  • 05-03-17

One of the greatest audio books!

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Have played it three times! Very entertaining and informational. I like Charles’ British accent very much.

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  • Anthony W Hughes
  • 23-12-16

very engaging interesting knowledge of beer! from

very engaging and interesting from start to finish! I were quenching to drink sum beers admediatly

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  • RICHARD
  • 21-12-16

Perfect Intro to Beer

A good lecture series that covers the basics and delves into some topics more deeply. For the beginner to intermediate Brewer and beer enthusiast.

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  • Frank
  • 05-04-16

great book

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.

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  • Adam Knezevich
  • 09-02-16

good book

very informative and well read. knowledge bank increased 5% worth the 14 or whatever I paid for it.

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  • heath
  • 08-05-15

Wonderful Read

An in depth review of the history of the beer making process, from 8000 years ago to the largest breweries in the world today

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-03-18

bamforth for president

a fantastic look into the many aspects of brewing. do yourself a favor. grab a cold one and relax. as many brewing books as I have read I never once heard the story of hutdson and reading Einstein's paper and how it led to the creation of the whirlpool.