Completely revised, updated, and redesigned to showcase the very best bottled British real ales now being produced, this guide lists beers by style with information about each style and recommendations for the best food matches for each Everything discerning drinkers need to know about bottled beers is collected in this pocket-sized guide: tasting notes, ingredients, brewery details, and a glossary to help the reader understand more about them. This bottled beer bible, acclaimed by brewers, bottle collectors, and everyday drinkers, covers all the bottle-conditioned real ales currently brewed in the UK, with a special section at the front highlighting the best 500. Features on how real ale is brewed and bottled, how beer matures in a bottle, and CAMRA's real-ale-in-a-bottle scheme are provided along with full listings of all bottle-conditioned beers brewed in the UK, organized by brewery. Useful appendices list the very best shops and online retailers from which to source bottle-conditioned real ales. The guide also highlights non-UK bottled real ales including from the U.S., the best bottled examples of traditional beers from abroad, and notes on foreign beer styles
CAMRA's Good Beer Guide is fully revised and updated each year and features pubs across the United Kingdom that serve the best real ale. Now in its 45th edition, the guide is completely independent, with listings based entirely on evaluation and nomination by CAMRA members. The unique Breweries section contains a full listing of Britain's breweries - from national to micro - with information about their core beers.
This is not a recipe book. It is a database of ingredient information that should assist the home or craft brewer in creating their own recipes in order to attempt the replication of commercial beers. Instructions on how to convert the supplied ingredient information into recipes customised to the brewer's own equipment and technique are provided. This book also provides inspiration to brewers wishing to experiment with different ingredients since it gives an interesting insight into how professional brewers have used them in their own brews. Finally, this book should also be of interest to the discerning beer enthusiast who is curious about what goes into their favourite drink. This second edition provides substantially more data than the well-received first edition.
The number and variety of excellent beers in general circulation has never been greater, both in the pub (where guest ales and beer festivals are regular features) and in the supermarket. This book presents a crash course in beer appreciation, with short cuts to an understanding of the beer styles of the world, beer flavors, how beer is made, the ingredients, the best pubs and bars, and more. The novelty of this book--and its key point of difference with other beer titles--is that it doesn't just relate the facts but helps readers reach conclusions for themselves. Interactive tastings show readers, through their own taste-buds, what beer is all about. The book covers all the basics of beer knowledge but then points readers eager for a greater understanding toward places to visit, people to talk to and in-depth books to read.
No ordinary collection of must-taste beers, A Beer a Day looks to unearth the links between beer and the world we live in—our history, traditions, customs, and culture. Readers are guided through the maze of labels, selecting beers that don't just taste great, but also have a story to tell. The simple page-a-day diary format includes an easy reference for the beer, its country of origin, the day's date, and its linked event. For each day, a beer is recommended that draws attention to events that have taken place or that still take place on that day. From seasonal beers produced to celebrate such occasions as Valentine's Day and Halloween, to those honoring the good and the great from history, A Beer a Day has a beer for every story and a story for every beer.
A unique collection of entertaining trivia and essential wisdom, The Book of Beer Knowledge is a perfect gift for beer lovers everywhere. More than 200 entries cover everything from fictional "celebrity landlords" of soap opera bars to the harsh facts detailing the world's biggest brewers, from bizarre beer names to the serious subject of fermentation, and from the weighty associations of beer in literature to the populist world of Homer Simpson and his drinking companions. If you need to know the nutritional merits of beer, or who produces and consumes it most; where to find the world's major beer festivals or uncover unusual and fascinating facts such as the meaning of sahti and kvass, then look no further.