Beer has always been one of the world's most popular beverages;but recently, people have embraced the rich complexities of beer'smany varieties. Now, with Beer For Dummies you can quicklyand enjoyably educate your palate—from recognizing thecharacteristics of ales, lagers, and other beer styles tounderstanding how to taste and evaluate beer.
The author, a beer connoisseur, shares his own expertise on thissubject, revealing his picks for the best beer festivals, tastings,and events around the world as well as his simple tips for pouring,storing, and drinking beer like an expert brewmeister.
- New coverage on the various styles of beer found around theworld including: real ale, barrel aged/wood aged beer, organicbrews, and extreme beer
- Updated profiles on the flavor and body of each beer,explaining why beers taste the way they do, as well as theirstrengths and ideal serving temperatures
- How to spot the best beers by looking at the bottle, label, anda properly poured beer in its ideal glass
- The essentials on beer-and-food pairings and the best ways tointroduce beer into your cooking repertoire
From information on ingredients like hops, malt, and barley tothe differences between lagers and ales, this friendly guide givesyou all the information you need to select and appreciate your nextbrew.