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.
This ''Essential Guide to the Beloved Brewski'' provides a world of beer knowledge at your fingertips! Includes descriptions and recommendations for 33 different styles of beer, ale, and lager, plus beer history and tips on brewing, tasting, and evaluating. The perfect book for any beer connoisseur!
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.
50 Essential Elements of Producing and Enjoying the World's Beers, Each Explained in Half a Minute
Author: Sophie Atherton
Mutli-million dollar branded or small-scale craft creation? Lager or ale? Boldly quaffed or genteelly sipped? However you enjoy your beer, you may not know as much about it as you think. 30-Second Beer is here to enlighten you, with a trip around the world's beers, a look at brewing history, a dissection of the different sorts of brew and their unique characteristics, and an up-to-date overview of the current craft scene and the various (and ever-changing) fashions in beer drinking. 50 topics, divided under seven chapter headings, offering short, witty summaries, whether covering the basics or trade secrets. You'll pick up the knowledge without noticing--and by the time you reach the last page, you'll be able to hold your own with local beer experts anywhere in the world.
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
It’s finally here—the comprehensive, authoritative book that does for beer what The Wine Bible does for wine. Written by an expert from the West Coast, where America’s craft beer movement got its start, The Beer Bible is the ultimate reader- and drinker-friendly guide to all the world’s beers. No other book of this depth and scope approaches the subject of beer?in the same way that beer lovers do—by style, just as a perfect pub menu is organized—and gets right to the pleasure of discovery, knowledge, and connoisseurship. Divided into four major families—ales, lagers, wheat beers, and tart and wild ales—there’s everything a beer drinker wants to know about the hundreds of different authentic types of brews, from bitters, bocks, and IPAs to weisses, milk stouts, lambics, and more. Each style is a chapter unto itself, delving into origins, ingredients, description and characteristics, substyles, and tasting notes, and ending with a recommended list of the beers to know in each category. Hip infographics throughout make the explanation of beer’s flavors, brewing methods, ingredients, labeling, serving, and more as immediate as it is lively. The book is written for passionate beginners, who will love its “if you like X, try Y” feature; for intermediate beer lovers eager to go deeper; and for true geeks, who will find new information on every page. History, romance, the art of tasting, backstories and anecdotes, appropriate glassware, bitterness units, mouthfeel, and more—it’s all here. Plus a primer on pairing beer and food using the three Cs— complement, contrast, or cut. It’s the book that every beer lover will read with pleasure, and use with even more.