From 19th-Century England to today, a new look at old ales. You're not Peculier if you want to learn about this style of beer. Plus: two old ale recipes
Written by Terry Foster
Issue: September 2004
While sometimes derided among lovers of traditional beer styles, the fact is that pastry stouts are popular and for a reason . . . they can be delicious. Find out what it takes to brew one yourself.
With roots in the agrarian lifestyle in northern Europe, many brewers pigeon-hole saisons to look and taste a certain way. But the truth is that it is a fairly diverse class of farmhouse ales. Learn about many of its renditions and a recipe.