Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Style guides

Say what you like about them, style guides have their place. Not, in the dustbin of history, as you might have expected. No, in its inbox.

There aren't too many style guides. There are too few. Think about it. The ones knocking around are incredibly unambitious. They only try to cover the present day. What about the rest of human (brewing) history? Where are the style guides to the 1930's or the 1850's? Or 1909, for that matter.

How am I ever going to set tests for the BHCP if there's no study text? It's a problem I need to address. And soon.

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