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    DescriptionFor millennia, beer has been a staple beverage in cultures across the globe. After water and tea, it is the most popular drink in the world, and it is at the centre centre of an over $450 billion industry. With the emergence of craft brewing and homebrewing, beer is experiencing a renaissance that is expanding the reach of the beer culture even further, bringing the art of brewing into homes and widening the interest in beer as an important cultural item. The Oxford Companion to Beer is the first reference work to fully investigate the history and vast scope of beer, from the agricultural makeup of various beers to the technical elements of the brewing process, local effects of brewing on regions around the world, and social and political implications of sharing a beer. Entries not only define terms such as and but give fascinating details about how these and other ingredients affect a beer's taste, texture, and popularity. Cultural entries on such topics as drinking songs or beer gardens offer vivid accounts of how our drinking traditions have shifted through history, and how these traditions vary in different parts of the world, from Japan to Mexico, New Zealand, and Brazil, among many other countries. The pioneers of beer-making are the subjects of biographical entries; the legacies they left behind, in the forms of the world's most popular beers and breweries, are recurrent themes throughout the book. Collectively the Companion has over 1,100 entries -written by 150 of the world's most prominent beer experts -as well as a foreword by renowned chef Tom Colicchio (star of television's Top Chef), thorough appendices, conversion tables, images throughout, and an index. Flipping through the book, readers will discover everything from why beer was first taxed to how drinkers throughout history have overcome temperance movements and how an determined the quality of a beer in the thirteenth century. (It involved sitting in a puddle of beer.) The Companion is comprehensive, unprecedented, and of great value to anyone who has ever had a curiosity or appetite for beer. brewing and homebrewing, beer is experiencing a renaissance that is expanding the reach of the beer culture even further, bringing the art of brewing into homes and widening the interest in beer as an important cultural item. The Companion is comprehensive, unprecedented, and of great value to anyone who has ever had a curiosity or appetite for beer.


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    Title
    The Oxford Companion to Beer
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Garrett Oliver, Foreword by Tom Colicchio
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 960
    Width: 183 mm
    Height: 257 mm
    Thickness: 53 mm
    Weight: 1,746 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780195367133
    ISBN 10: 0195367138
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: GBC
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: FOO
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 42
    B&T General Subject: 240
    Ingram Subject Code: CW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T16.5
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: ENGM3400
    DC22: 641.23
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A97404052
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14570
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: CKB071000
    BIC subject category V2: WBXD2
    BISAC V2.8: CKB007000
    Libri: BIER5000
    DC22: 641.2/3
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 641.23
    LC classification: TP570 .O94 2012
    Thema V1.0: WBXD2, GBC
    Illustrations note
    140
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    27 October 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Garrett Oliver is the Brewmaster of the Brooklyn Brewery and author of The Brewmaster's Table: Discovering the Pleasures of Real Beer with Real Food (HarperCollins, 2003). He has won many awards for his beers, is a frequent judge for international beer competitions, and has made numerous radio and television appearances as a spokesperson for craft brewing.
    Review quote
    a useful reference, and a source of serendipitious pleasure Engineering and Technology This book contains everything you might want to know about the world's most popular drink. The Field epic...blockbuster that would satisfy any hardcore enthusiast. It's edited by Brooklyn Brewery's ridiculously talented brewmaster Garrett Oliver, a man who writes as well as he brews. Which is annoyingly well. The Guardian anyone with more than a passing interest in malt and hops should find something to interest them between the pages of this hefty book. The Independent satisfyingly comprehensive The Independent an extremely informative read for any beer lover. Suffolk & Norfolk Life A comprehensive biography Maxim
    Table of contents
    Foreword ; Preface ; The Oxford Companion to Beer ; Appendices (Beer Festivals; beer magazines, newspapers, and websites; beer organizations and clubs; beer museums) ; Topical outline of entries ; Contributors ; Index