From Belgian fruit beers to hoppy cask ales, small-production microbrews to Czech Republic lagers, this is a personal and comprehensive portfolio of international beers compiled by one of the world's leading beer writers. In this unique and beautifully illustrated collection, he has distilled decades of beer knowledge into an entertaining and indispensable guide to the ales that no beer lover should miss. The book divides beers by type, including bitters, best bitters, pilsners, brown and mild ales, pale ales, extra strong beers and bitters, old ales and barley wines, golden ales, porters and stouts, alt and amber ales, fruit beers, and beires de garde, each comprising an alphabetical listing of the beers. Many of the entries are fully illustrated, and each beer comes complete with a box panel for adding your own tasting notes. Information on the country of origin, beer strength, brewery, and a detailed description of the beer and its history are also given.
UK brewing has seen unprecedented growth in the last decade. Breweries of all shapes and sizes are flourishing and the range of home-grown beers available in pubs and shops has never been so diverse. British beer consumers have never had it so good and, headed by real ale, a 'craft' beer revolution is sweeping the country. CAMRA have brought together some the Britain's top beer writers and spoken to key figures in British brewing - hop growers, maltsters, brewers, pub owners and critics - to celebrate Britain's Beer Revolution. These experts look behind the beer labels and shine a spotlight on what makes British beer so good. National and regional brewers with generations of tradition rub shoulders with new micro-brewers, and popular classic beers jostle for space at the bar with modern interpretations and innovative new masterpieces. All the brewers featured are dedicated to one thing...Making great British beer.
A hilarious slacker's guide as to why you should never do all those things that you're supposed to do before you die. Have you regretted running a marathon? Have you been persuaded to read a terrible book? Have you eaten something you shouldn't have on someone else's bad advice? Did you have an awful time at Glastonbury? Has your dream holiday turned into a nightmare? Can't be arsed to read Ulysses? For anyone who is fed up of being told what to do with their time, or made to feel inferior because they don't want to fly half way round the planet on the off chance that a dolphin might swim somewhere their vicinity, this is the perfect book. A slacker's bible, SOD THAT! is the ultimate anti-list book. This is a very hilarious rallying call for common sense and dignified indolence rather than wasteful over-activity. SOD THAT! comes up with the top 103 things not to do. You know it makes sense.
Read Christina Perozzi and Hallie Beaune's posts on the Penguin Blog. Move over, Merlot. Craft beer has finally found a place at the fine dining table. Renowned beer sommeliers Hallie Beaune and Christina Perozzi offer a down-to-earth guide to craft and artisanal brews that celebrates beer for what it truly is: sophisticated, complex, and flavorful. Beaune and Perozzi cover everything from beer basics to the science behind beer, food and beer pairings, home brewing, and tips for perfecting one’s palate. This edgy, no-nonsense guide exposes hidden truths, debunks every misconception, and reveals the power that comes with knowing an ale from a lager.
Rich in frontier history and bordered by the stunning mountains of the Wasatch Range, Salt Lake City is an ideal haven for the curious and active traveler. As a clean, walkable, and bikeable city, it attracts some of the most talented and creative people from around the world. 100 Things To Do in Salt Lake City Before You Die provides an updated guide to all the amazing things to do, see, and taste in and around this four-season outdoor playground. Explore the rich religious and cultural traditions at the world headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Historic Temple Square. Discover the best places to ski, snowboard, hike, or bike in the Wasatch and Oquirrh Mountains. You'll even learn where you can go scuba diving at 8,000 feet above sea level! Get the best recommendations for dining and entertainment, like the top spots for après-ski at all nine resorts in the area. Or take the train to nearby Ogden for one of their famous concerts on 25th Street. Lifetime resident Jeremy Pugh brings even more local knowledge to the insights and itineraries in the second edition. Let this be your guide to the best that Salt Lake City and Utah offer every adventurer who comes to town.
The Good Beer Guide is fully revised and updated each year and features pubs across the United Kingdom that serve the best real ale. This pub guide is completely independent with listings based entirely on nomination and evaluation by CAMRA members. This means you can be sure that every one of the 4,500 pubs deserves their place, plus they all come recommended by people who know a thing or two about good beer. The unique 'Breweries Section' lists every brewery - micro, regional and national - that produces real ale in the UK, and the beers that they brew. Tasting notes for the beers, compiled by CAMRA-trained tasting teams, are also included. The Good Beer Guide 2015 is the complete book for beer lovers and a must-have for anyone wanting to experience the UK's finest pubs.
A companion volume to 300 Beers to Try Before You Die!, this showcase of the best Belgian beers encourages both connoisseurs and newcomers to sample for themselves. Written by internationally known beer writers Tim Webb and Joris Pattyn, the book provides readers with a glossary of Belgian beer styles, a map of Belgium with featured breweries. Detailed and enthusiastic tasting notes for each beer by Joris Pattyn explore the many dimensions of Belgian beers. It is lavishly illustrated throughout with photographs showing the beers themselves, where and how they are brewed, Belgian beer bars, and some of the characters involved in Belgian brewing. Visitor information includes contact details for each brewery along with any opening times and details of brewery taps. United States and UK importers are detailed, and each entry details the ABV, bottle sizes, and whether the beer is available on draught.
World Beer explores the renaissance of beer, explaining the brewing process, beer history, and the finer points of beer appreciation. The stories of major beer-producing nations are explored in depth, focusing on their local beer styles and the breweries that made them famous. From the face-smacking intensity of ultra-hopped IPAs to sweet-and-smoky porters, World Beer showcases beers by brewery, telling the story of today's top brewing innovators and their brews. There are evocative tasting notes for both core and seasonal beers in addition to food pairing suggestions to get the most out of each glass.
Completely Revised and Updated with Over 200 New Entries
Author: Patricia Schultz
Publisher: Workman Publishing
The world’s bestselling travel book is back in a more informative, more experiential, more budget-friendly full-color edition. A #1 New York Times bestseller, 1,000 Places reinvented the idea of travel book as both wish list and practical guide. As Newsweek wrote, it “tells you what’s beautiful, what’s fun, and what’s just unforgettable— everywhere on earth.” And now the best is better. There are 600 full-color photographs. Over 200 entirely new entries, including visits to 28 countries like Lebanon, Croatia, Estonia, and Nicaragua, that were not in the original edition. There is an emphasis on experiences: an entry covers not just Positano or Ravello, but the full 30-mile stretch along the Amalfi Coast. Every entry from the original edition has been readdressed, rewritten, and made fuller, with more suggestions for places to stay, restaurants to visit, festivals to check out. And throughout, the book is more budget-conscious, starred restaurants and historic hotels such as the Ritz,but also moderately priced gems that don’t compromise on atmosphere or charm. The world is calling. Time to answer.