Brown Ale is a diverse and delectable style. You won't need any help on confirming the latter, but Ray Daniels and Jim Parker are certainly happy to help you with the former. In their exemplary addition to the Classic Beer Style Series, Daniels and Parker skillfully lay out a roadmap to help you create your very own brown ale. One of the most valuable parts of the book is their comprehensive review of the beer throughout England?s history. In such a varied style, this sort of information is instrumental in understanding all of the options available to you in brewing a brown ale. In addition to their excellent section on history, Daniels and Parker excel further in their home-brewing focused chapters. Their discussion of ingredients and yeast is especially valuable for the sheer completeness. Daniels and Parker analyze not only the possible malts and yeast, but also a whole host of herbs, flavored sugars, and more that can all be used in brown ale. For anyone looking to brew a Brown Ale, this is the book is for you!