OTOH, the book points out that Boon has self interst in preserving his story.
I believe he has a pretty good reason to preserve his self interest and should have at least been consulted. The same way Maytag has self interest in Steam beer. Just me I guess.
If you really want to discuss a made up style I nominate Italian Pils. Basically, it’s a brewery’s attempt at a German Pils, even brewed with German ingredients, but dry hopped. Apparently, the brewery credited with ‘inventing’ the style opened in 1995-96 (Birrificio Italiano Tipopils (literally ’The Italian Beer Factory Type of Pils’) in Milan).
…but dry hopping was never verboten in the German brewing law and was taught at Weihenstephan since at least 1907.
In America, there were breweries brewing all malt Pilsners that were dry hopped with German hops before prohibition, so it’s not like the style was invented in Italy.
I like dry hopped Pils. …but a style based on one beer from one brewery?