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    Jack Hendler

    About Jack Hendler

    Jack Hendler is the founder and co-owner of Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers in Framingham, Massachusetts. Following years of hands-on experience and a degree in brewing from the Siebel Institute in Chicago and Doemens Academy in Munich, Jack opened Jack's Abby in 2011 with...

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    Joe Connolly

    About Joe Connolly

    Joe Connolly is the Sales Director for Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers. Since joining the beverage industry in 2007, he has developed a passion for beer education and its importance to brewing....

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    Book Reviews

    "This book should be a welcome addition to any brewer who aspires to make great lager beer. Presenting a thorough historical and evolutionary picture of lager leading up to its present-day global dominance, the many examples and interviews within show there are quite different approaches and views regarding best lager practices. However, despite such diversity, this book illustrates that what unifies all lager brewers is their quest for drinkability."

    —WILL KEMPER Chuckanut Brewery

    “An exceptional guide, this book delves deep into the world of lager, offering invaluable real-world applications, insights, and recipes. A truly helpful resource, this book is a must-read for brewers seeking to enhance their lager brewing skills and expand their historical knowledge.”

    —SHELLEY SMITH, Master Cicerone®, Sr. Manager, R&D Brewing and Operations, Boston Beer Company

    “A book whose time has come! Jack Hendler and Joe Connolly illuminate the oft-Byzantine rituals of German and Czech brewing with refreshing clarity, from decoction mashing to sulfur dioxide. Modern Lager Beer is essential reading for all brewers who thirst for a deeper understanding of lager.”

    Author of Lager: The Definitive Guide to Tasting and  Brewing the World's Most Popular Beer Styles and former Zymurgy® editor-in-chief

    "The authors combine brewing science, methodology, and history to give a complete and complex education of lager brewing. The book’s deep dive into the history of lager brewing while also exploring the diversity of modern lager has given me inspiration to explore new lager styles and brewing techniques."
    —RYAN WIBBY, Brewmaster, Wibby Brewing