Everything you need to know about the world’s most popular alcoholic drink—a joy-giving, convivial, nutritious, and delicious gift from nature and possibly the most diverse alcoholic libation with over one hundred different styles and thousands of brands. Written by the United Kingdom’s 2014 Beer Sommelier of the Year, Beer O'Clock not only delves into the rich history of beer production and drinking but contains practical advice and explanations of beer styles, which ones to drink and why, food-matching suggestions, and the not-to-be-missed best beers in the world. Author Jane Peyton also details the basics of making beer, the ingredients required, and explains just what it is that makes hops so special.
From the ancient worlds of Babylonia, Egypt, and Mesopotamia, where brewing was considered a gift from the gods, a complete breakdown of the myriad styles available to the modern beer drinker, the flavors and aromas inherent in each, and proper beers and foods for pairing, Jane Peyton has provided a complete beer course in a pocket-sized package.
So sit down, open a bottle of your favorite brew, and start reading. There’s no better accompaniment to the perfect pint.
Praise for Drinkology Beer:
“If you need a little beer brush-up, or know someone who does, Drinkology Beer is one of the most fun educational beverage reads we’ve had in years.”
“The budding beer aficionado in your life will smile when you hand him a gift-wrapped copy of James Waller’s Drinkology Beer: A Book About the Brew.”
“I’ve been writing about beer for twenty years, so I know a bit about the subject, yet I learn something new every time I open this book. James Waller set out to write for the absolute novice and, in doing so, he reminds us experts that we can all stand to brush up on the basics.”
—John Foyston, MIX magazine
“You almost never get a writer as entertaining as Waller, who is so gifted that he could probably make a textbook on plumbing a scintillating read.”
- influential brewers and their products
- beer styles--both the popular and the obscure
- brewing terminology and equipment
- ingredients and flavorings
- festivals and traditions
- the history of beer, from ancient Sumer to today's craft-brewing boom
- and much more
Definitive, wide-ranging, and a great browse, The Encyclopedia of Beer by Christine P. Rhodes is destined to become the cornerstone of every beer connoisseur's library.
Accomplished homebrewer and physicist Mark Denny has crafted a scientifically sound and witty investigation of the physics and chemistry of beer. He recounts and explains the history of and key technological advances in brewing, provides basic instructions for making your own—including a scientific-yet-accessible account of the changes in appearance during each stage of the process—and looks at the fascinating physical phenomena contained within a pint of beer. Along the way he defines the main concepts and terms involved in the process and shows how you can subject the technical aspects of brewing to scientific analysis. If you've ever been curious about how beer is made, why it froths so well, and what makes different types... well... different, then Froth! is for you.
This Collins Gem is being reissued in flexibinding, providing the durability of a hardback with the flexibility of a paperback. The stylish new cover design will enliven this and 70 other bestselling Gems.
There’s no mention of it in the Book of Genesis, but beer does go back a very, very long way. Collins Gem Beer brings the story very much up to date, with a directory of over 200 lagers, ales, bitters, wheat beers, porters and stouts.
Within the directory each entry includes:
A full-colour illustration of the beer bottle label
Details of where the beer is brewed, how strong it is and what it tastes like
In addition there are sections on the history of beer-brewing, how beer is brewed, which beer to drink with different foods and regional differences in the taste of beer.
A glossary of brewing terms and a list of brewing association addresses from around the globe complete this attractive introduction to the world of beer.
You might have tried a great beer recently and want to know how to create something similar. With the various innovative methods outlined in this book, brewing like the pros is now easier than ever. The Complete Guide to Brewing Your Own Beer at Home will explain the important differences between equipment pieces and make your experienced streamlined so you can avoid common beginner mistakes. You will be able to start small and gradually learn to make more complex ales, lagers, and stouts over time, all while having a fun experience.
This book will guide any prospective brewmaster through the process of making a unique brew from inception to first pour. Making your own beer has many advantages, starting with the low cost and the control you have over the maturity, strength, types, and volume of your creation. All of the rules and guidelines for homebrewing have been laid out for you, along with the fascinating history of this popular beverage. Learn about hops, malts, and barley and why these three ingredients can make or break your beer. You will learn about each piece of equipment you will need, how different amounts of yeast will affect your beer, which grains and malts to use, and where you can buy your own depending on needs and location. By the end of your journey, you will have a tasty creation to call your own.
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