Beer Pairing - by Julia Herz & Gwen Conley (Paperback)

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Dimensions (Overall): 9.9 Inches (H) x 7.9 Inches (W) x .7 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.4 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 216
Genre: Cooking + Food + Wine
Sub-Genre: Beverages
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
Format: Paperback
Author: Julia Herz & Gwen Conley
Language: English
Street Date: August 17, 2021
TCIN: 84601269
UPC: 9780760375662
Item Number (DPCI): 247-08-7404
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


About the Book

Play with interactions, taste elements, and learn all about pairing specific foods with 25 different styles of beer with Beer Pairing.

Book Synopsis

Inspire a lifelong exploration of your senses as you learn to pair beer and food like a pro.

*2016 International Association of Culinary Professionals Award Finalist*

Beer has reclaimed its place at the dinner table. Yet unlike wine, there just aren't many in-depth resources to guide both beginners and beer geeks in pairing beer with food. Julia Herz and Gwen Conley are here to change that.

As you start your journey with Beer Pairing, you'll learn how aroma, taste, preference, and personal experience can affect flavor. Just as important, you'll become a tasting Anarchist--throw out the conventional advice and figure out what works for you!

Then, on to the pairing. Begin with beer styles, start with your favorite foods, or join the authors on a series of wild palate trips. From classics like barbecue ribs with American Brown Ale to unusual matches like pineapple upside-down cake with Double India Pale Ale, you'll learn why some pairings stand the test of time and you'll find plenty of new ideas as well. Discover:

  • How we experience flavor and the science and anatomy behind it
  • How to taste beer, step by step, with pouring and glassware tips
  • Pairings by beer style and specific foods
  • Complete information for planning beer dinners
  • How to work beer into your cooking repertoire
  • Tips and stories from pro brewers
  • Geek Out science features with facts to impress your friends

Never look at beer--or food--the same way again!

Review Quotes

"I suggest you not only read Beer Pairing, but use it like a guide book, a lab manual....Beat it up, wear it out, and fill its margins with notes." - From the foreword by Randy Mosher, author of Tasting Beer

"Talking beer and food with Julia and Gwen is a seriously fun experience--and this book is the next best thing. Beer Pairing will truly enhance your life one delicious palate trip at a time." - Lauren Salazar, sensory specialist and wood cellar blender, New Belgium Brewing

"This book fills a big gap in my reference library. Gwen and Julia have taken a deep dive into how and why pairings work and produced an invaluable guide." - Janet Fletcher, author of Cheese Beer and publisher of Planet Cheese

"Thanks to Gwen and Julia, now everyone can taste beers like an expert, pair beer with wonderful foods, and get maximum enjoyment from the experience." - Mitch Steele, brewmaster, Stone Brewing, and author of IPA

"Passion is an understatement when describing Gwen and Julia's fervent love of both beer and food. Their collective knowledge, experience, and intuition present the reader with an easy to understand yet comprehensive guide to all there is to know about beer, food, and pairing." - Matt Brophy, brewmaster and chief operation officer, Flying Dog Brewery

"Part science experiment, part magical mystery tour--Gwen and Julia have brilliantly fused decades of expertise and knowledge to create the most detailed, innovative, and visually stimulating beer pairing guide in the world. Each page will leave your mind buzzing with knowledge and your tongue tingling with anticipation." - Ashley V. Routson, author of The Beer Wench's Guide to Beer

"Beer friends, this is a must add to your library collection, and it will sit nicely somewhere between your Oxford Companion and Tasting Beer on the shelf." - The Better Beer Society

About the Author

Julia Herz is the former Craft Beer Program Director at the Brewers Association and Publisher of She has been featured by Splendid Table, The Food Network's Unwrapped, CNBC's Closing Bell, Good Morning America Live, and numerous other national media outlets. She also is a BJCP beer judge, Certified Cicerone(R), and homebrewer. She tweets about beer as @HerzMuses.

Gwen Conley spent years as the Director of Brewery Production and Quality at Port Brewing/The Lost Abbey in San Marcos, California, one of the most highly regarded and award-winning breweries in the United States. She has also worked as Quality Assurance and Sensory Director at Flying Dog Brewery and as a Flavor Panel Leader for Ball Packaging Corporation. In a previous life, she was a microbiologist, environmental chemist, and biology teacher. She is a veteran judge at the World Beer Cup and the Great American Beer Festival and an instructor for the American Brewer's Guild and the University of California, San Diego, Brewer's Certificate Program. She tweets about beer as @SensoryGoddess.

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