Brewing Porters and Stouts:
Origins, History, and 60 Recipes for Brewing
Them at Home Today
Terry Foster, a Ph.D. organic chemist, has been home brewing for over half a century and he has written many articles about home brewing and various aspects of beer. He wrote his first book on Porters in 1992. This book is a completely new book reflecting the increased knowledge regarding the history of porters and stouts and the advances in homebrewing over the past quarter century. Foster sorts through the myths and facts of the history of porter and stouts to weave an accurate, concise and entertaining history of the major styles and substyles. He breaks porters and stouts into brown porter, robust porter, Baltic porter, dry stout, sweet stout, foreign extra stout, oatmeal stout, American stout, imperial stout, and flavored porters and stout. He gives good reviews of each style and provides examples. Foster does a very good job explaining traditional and new ingredients and how to use them. The 60 recipes he provides are straightforward and easy to follow. This is a good book and belongs in the library of anyone interested in drinking and brewing porters and stouts. Highly recommended!