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29th April 2022

Make wild beer at home with brewing star Jaega Wise

Learn how to brew, bottle, and age your own wild fermented beer.

From Jaega Wise, head brewer at East London’s Wild Card Brewery and presenter of Amazon Prime’s Beermasters.

Wild Brews: The craft of home brewing, from sour and fruit beers to farmhouse ales
Jaega Wise
Hardback | 19 May 2022 | £22.00

Produced using a mixture of naturally occurring yeasts and bacteria, wild fermented beers offer the ‘fine dining’ of the beer world. These beers are how beer tasted 200 years ago, before brewing was industrialised, and are enjoying a worldwide revival.

As the co-founder and head brewer at Wild Card Brewery, Jaega Wise is one of the UK’s experts in wild fermentation. In Wild Brews, she explains the science behind the brewing process and shares her recipes so that you can experiment at home. Learn how to brew, bottle and age your beer in wooden barrels, and produce range of different sour beer styles, farmhouse ales and fruit beers.

Recipes and styles featured in the book range from the tart and refreshing German Berliner Weisse to French Farmhouse ales including the Kveik IPA to the tried and true English Pale Ale.Also included is a trouble-shooter section to guide you through what happens when wild yeast and bacteria get out of control and how to remedy it. Whether you are a beer geek or a home brewing novice, Wild Brews contains everything you need to replicate today’s sour and wild beer styles at home.

Jaega Wise is head brewer at Wild Card Brewery in East London, a qualified chemical engineer, a beer sommelier and a TV presenter. Formerly the British Guild of Beer Writers’ Brewer of the Year, Jaega is a popular speaker on all things beer and brewing. She is the beer presenter for Channel 5’s The Wine Show and is one of the core presenters on BBC R4’s The Food Programme. Other TV work includes presenting for BBC’s Inside the Factory and Channel 4’s Food Unwrapped. In 2018 she was named one of the Evening Standard’s 1000 Most Influential People in London. This is her first book.

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