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The Beer Bible (Paperback) (Jeff Alworth)

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  • Reader- and drinker-friendly beer guide book
  • Touches on the origins, ingredients, taste and characteristics of hundreds of brews from around the world
  • Makes the perfect gift for the beer-lover in your life
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.
Sit back, grab a cold one and explore your love for the suds with The Beer Bible by Jeff Alworth. An expert from the West Coast, where America's craft beer movement got its start, Alworth created the ultimate beer guide to all of the world's best beers. Whether you're a casual beer-drinker or a self-proclaimed beer connoisseur, you'll love learning about the origins, ingredients, substyles, taste and characteristics of hundreds of brews.
Number of Pages: 656
Genre: Cooking + Food + Wine
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Workman
Age Range: Adult
Author: Jeff Alworth
Language: English
Street Date: April 25, 2017
TCIN: 52471542
UPC: 9780761168119
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-5180
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Giving as a Christmas gift and it looks great. Describes history of different types of beer. I know my nephew will love it!!!
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