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Book Review: Mountain Brew (Issue 20)


Mountain Brew:
A High Spirited Guide to Country-Style Beer Making
by Tim Matson and Lee Anne Dorr
The Countryman Press, Softcover, $10.95, 123 pp.


Whether it’s a decade-old cellared Bigfoot or a freshly bottled homebrew, the thrill of a long-awaited brew fulfilled is what keeps many coming back to quality beer.

With its rustic, homespun charm, Mountain Brew is closer to the latter, but reflects both in a successful bottling, aging and uncorking of the timeless joy of beer. Originally cobbled together in the seventies by a duo of Vermonters, it is part folklore and part beer-from-scratch cookbook.

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