Who says France is not a land of beer? This book, which won the third prize in the Gourmand World Cookbook Award, deals specifically with Brittany, a key beer-producing region. Indeed, the wider revival of craft ales in France owes much to the Breton brewery Coreff which opened in 1985.
This book, clearly aimed at beer lovers, explains in detail how beers are brewed from locally grown cereals such as buckwheat, giving them a unique and particular range of tastes which can be found nowhere else.
The Breton brewers’ creativity knows no bounds and has given rise to hop beers, cask-aged ales and innovations of all kinds including, for example, the use of endemic wild hops and bitter plants as a substitute for cultivated hops.
At the end of this beautifully produced book, there is a directory of Breton breweries and their respective ranges, inviting us to embark on a voyage of discovery and sample more than a hundred different craft beers.