The Practical Brewer was first published in 1946 by the Master Brewers Association of America to serve as a handbook for brewmasters everywhere. It covers all aspects of brewing beer in detail, including numerous illustrations of brewery equipment and ingredients. This is pure gold for modern brewmasters, giving intricate insight into the means and methods employed by the brewers of an earlier era.
The book has a nice navy blue hard cover with imprint lettering and an embossing of the MBAA's historic logo in the center. A truly nice piece of history.
Co-Authors of the Practical Brewer were: Edward H. Vogel, Jr. (Brewmaster, Griesedieck Bros., St. Louis), Frank H. Schwaiger (Brewmaster, Anheuser-Busch, St. Louis), Henry G. Leonhardt (Brewmaster, Anheuser-Busch, St. Louis), J. Adolph Merten (Pres., Ems Brewing Co., E. St. Louis, Ill.).
CONDITION: Good. Minor corner bumps. Titles on spine dulled. Inside, former owners ink stamp (Joseph S. Pickett, brewmaster who later founded the Pickett Brewing Co. in Dubuque, Iowa) on inside front cover, title page, and inside rear cover. Otherwise, inside is extremely clean. Hinges and binding are strong and tight.