Mikkeller's Book of Beer shows you how to be a better beer connoisseur as well as teaching you how to brew exciting, great-tasting beer at home. The book takes you through the brewing process, step-by-step, and provides everything you need to know to become a great home brewer: it covers ingredients, equipment and preparation; mashing, boiling and the addition of hops; and finally, fermentation, storage and bottling. Also included are 25 original Mikkeller brewing recipes. These range from good beginner's beers such as pale ale and brown ale to more advanced ales such as barley wine, smoked stout and Belgian wild ale, so there is something here for both the novice and the experienced home brewer. Learn too about Mikkeller's evolution from experimental hobby brewer to trailblazing international microbrewery; the history of beer; the beer revolution of the 1990s, beer and food, and the most important beer types, from pale lagers through highly-hopped IPAs to dark stouts and strong quadruples.