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The Beer Bible

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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, books, 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 flavours, 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 720 pages
  • 153 x 228 x 26.67mm | 852.75g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2-colour images throughout
  • 0761168117
  • 9780761168119
  • 70,923

Review quote

"... a box of treats... It's a delight to find a book about beer that covers the subject in such breadth and depth at the same time as making it seem fresh and new again" - Pete Brown, All About Beer

"A must-read." - Craft Beer & Brewing

"Jeff Alworth has an impressive track record as a leading exponent of the global craft beer movement... this tome will educate and leave you thirsty for a cold one" - Book Page

"a tome worthy of its name" - Food+Wine.com

"Beer enthusiasts will welcome this guide that feels like one is spending time with a well-versed drinking pal" - Library Journal

"The Beer Bible endows beer lovers with the same incredible depth and scope of information that Karen MacNeil's The Wine Bible gave to enophiles" - Tasting Panel Magazine
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About Jeff Alworth

Jeff Alworth has been writing about beer and brewing for twenty years. He is the author of The Beer Bible (Workman, 2015), Cider Made Simple (Chronicle, 2015), and The Beer Tasting Toolkit (Chronicle, 2012). He is a columnist for All About Beer and has written for a number of magazines and newspapers, and he blogs about beer at his popular site, Beervana. He lives and brews in Portland, Oregon.
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