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Oct 4, 2011 11:31 AM

Brew Like a Monk

Anyone else read this book? I'm just finishing it up and think it's been an interesting read. I picked it up because I'm going to start brewing Belgian styles. I like how it's more of a philosophy of brewing rather than a how-to. If you're reading this book you probably already know how to.

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  1. FYI - The author, Stan Hieronymus , also has one of the better beer blogs at

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    1. re: JessKidden

      Stan is also one of the best beer writers in the U.S.

      1. re: Tripeler

        Roger THAT!
        Always a fun and interesting read.

        1. re: The Professor

          Just finishing up Farmhouse Ales. I think it makes a pretty good pair with Brew Like a Monk on the brewing bookshelf. Farmhouse Ales makes the case that Biere de Gardes and Saisons don't fall into easily defined categories. I like that aspect of both. BJCP guidelines seems to have narrowed both down to levels that eliminate a lot of the bieres in Northern France/Southern Belgium.