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September/October 2000

September/October 2000

Check out the featured stories, such as The Outlaw Beers Of Germany: Top Fermenting Oddities From The North Of Germany, America’s First Golden Age Of Homebrews, The Revival Of The Classic American Pilsner, Eye Of Newt, Carnivorous Bloom, Goldy Star And Then It’s Mum, When Spice And History Collide In A Brewpot, You Get Gruit Ale, From The Picts To The Highlands: The Secrets Of Heather Ale, and Recreating Beers From The Past.

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About Zymurgy


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The Outlaw Beers Of Germany: Top Fermenting Oddities From The North Of Germany

By Randy Mosher

Lagers may have ruled the Germanic tribes, but ales still had a loyal, if sometimes illicit following. Randy Mosher sniffs out the most interesting lost beers of the continent.

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Zymurgy: September/October 2000

America’s First Golden Age Of Homebrews

The founding fathers faced hardships of many types. Along the way, they made beer to quench their thirst, bolster their courage and inspire their souls. Still, the ingredients they used will surprise you.

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Zymurgy: September/October 2000

The Revival Of The Classic American Pilsner

Although much abused by modern-day dilutions, America’s most famous style has noble and tasty origins. Jeff Renner’s exhaustive review tells it like it used to be.

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Zymurgy: September/October 2000

Eye Of Newt, Carnivorous Bloom, Goldy Star And Then It’s Mum

The words on an 18th century German brewmaster guide author and translator Peter Brancato through the recreation of this classic.

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Zymurgy: September/October 2000

When Spice And History Collide In A Brewpot, You Get Gruit Ale

Before hops, gruit was used to balance the sweetness of malt. Now modern brewers are following suit as a druid-like Tony Forder shows.

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Zymurgy: September/October 2000

From The Picts To The Highlands: The Secrets Of Heather Ale

This Scots classic enjoys a minor commercial revival that may even bring it to your local store. Find out how it’s made and how to make your own.

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Zymurgy: September/October 2000

Recreating Beers From The Past

Keith Thomas has personally cultured yeast from beers bottled more than 100 years ago, but that’s not the end of his old beer sleuthing. Check it out as he tells how and where to hunt for historic brews.

Recipes in this Issue

  • Englisher-Kostritzer
  • Wirtemburg Ale, Saxony, c. 1875
  • Pumpkin Ale
  • Your Father’s Mustache
  • 2000 NHC Gold-Medal Winning Recipes
  • Zymurgific Brighella
  • Graetzer
  • Lichtenhainer
  • Bière de Mersebourg
  • Braunschweiger Mumme
  • Gruit Ale
  • Yarrow Beer
  • Basic Kvass
  • Burghead Pict Heather Ale
  • Gose
  • Kotbusser
  • Small Beer
  • Spruce Beer

Meet the Editor-in-Chief

Dave Carpenter

Dave brewed his first batch in 2009 and started writing about beer soon thereafter. In addition to geeking out on beer and language, Dave enjoys hiking, traveling, and other gerunds as well. Email Dave