For more than 30 years Dr, Michael Lewis has been highly regarded by the brewing word as an instructor, researcher and consultant. Among the many honors Dr. Lewis has received during his brewing career is the Award-of-Merit from the Master Brewers Association of the Americas in 1986.
In Stout, Dr. Lewis uncovers the origins of stout, traces the history of some of the famous Irish stout breweries, explores the flavor profile of stout by conducting blind panel tasting, shares results of a survey of commercial stout brewers, and provides recipes and instructions on how to brew your batch of this classic beer style at home or in your professional brewery.
"This book is required reading for those who have an interest in stout, be it historical, technical, or as a consumer."
- Dr. Robert Letters, Former Manager Guinness Brewing Worldwide Research Center, Dublin
"Stout is a delightful combination of history, facts, guidelines, and techniques with a touch of brewing romance to round it off."
- Ellen Bounsall, Brewer, McAustin Brewing, Inc., Canada
Platinum Medal Winner, Stout Category, 1994 World Beer Championships