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The Oxford Companion to Beer
 

The Oxford Companion to Beer

$65.00  $40.90

1st Place Winner of the 2012 Gourmand Award for Best in the World in the Beer category. For millennia, beer has been a favorite beverage in cultures across the globe. After water and tea, it is the most popular drink in the world, and it is at the center of a $450 billion industry. Edited by Garrett Oliver, the James Beard Winner for Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional, this is the first major reference work to investigate the history and vast scope of beer. The Oxford Companion to Beer features more than 1,100 A-Z entries written by 166 of the world's most prominent beer experts. Attractively illustrated with over 140 images, the book covers everything from the agricultural makeup of various beers to the technical elements of the brewing process, local effects of brewing on regions around the world, and the social and political implications of sharing a beer. Entries not only define terms such as "dry hopping" and "cask conditioning" but give fascinating details about how these and other techniques affect a beer's taste, texture, and popularity. Cultural entries shed light on such topics as pub games, food pairings and the development of beer styles. Readers will enjoy vivid accounts of how our drinking traditions have changed throughout history, and how these traditions vary in different parts of the world, from Japan to ...read more

Beerology: Everything You Need to Know to Enjoy Beer. Even More
 

Beerology: Everything You Need to Know to Enjoy Beer. Even More

$24.95  $19.05

If you?ve ever experienced the pleasure of a pint, Beerology is the ultimate guide to exploring, understanding and enjoying the world of beer. THERE IS a beer for every mood, food and occasion. And, with the growing number of beer festivals popping up worldwide, beer is finally getting the attention and appreciation it deserves. For the average beer lover, the overwhelming choices, brewing styles and traditions can be confusing to say the least. Enter beer specialist Mirella Amato - one of only seven Certified Master Cicerones (beer sommeliers) in the world. With an advanced brewing certificate behind her, readers will be in expert hands as they navigate the multifaceted world of beer, guided by Amato's refreshingly accessible style. Broken down into fun, easy-to-read chapters, Beerology starts with an introduction to beer and tips on storage and cellaring, then leads into a guide on tasting. Amato presents beer styles in four groups?Refreshing, Mellow, Striking, and Captivating?covering everything from the history and origins of specific brews, to brands that exemplify each type. She then gives tips on hosting beer-tasting parties at home, complete with beer games, and includes a chapter dedicated to beer cocktails (who?s in for a delicious cucumber Pils?). Her original take on pairing beer with food?including chocolate and cheese?is perfect for anyone with an inquisitive mind and an epicurean streak.

Red, White, and Brew: An American Beer Odyssey
 

Red, White, and Brew: An American Beer Odyssey

$14.95  $12.87

Red, White, and Brew is the ultimate beer run across the United States, during which Brian Yaeger visits fourteen breweries of various sizes and talks to founders, owners, brewmasters, consumers, and anyone else he meets on his odyssey and who enjoys the making, tasting, and appreciating of brews. Red, White, and Brew pursues the roots of brewers who brought their craft with them from their homeland and investigates how the tradition is faring today and where it may head in the future. Covering everything from fifth-generation family-run brewing companies to first-wave microbreweries, this book is a travelogue, guide, and genealogical study of beer families and homebrewers from Portland, Maine, to Portland, Oregon. It is filled with eclectic characters and shrewd businesspeople who populate an industry as old as the New World, and who produce liquid philanthropy, one keg at a time.

Pint-Sized Ireland: In Search of the Perfect Guinness
 

Pint-Sized Ireland: In Search of the Perfect Guinness

$17.99  $13.87

One man's tour of Ireland on tap; a rollicking travelogue in the tradition of Round Ireland with a Fridge and McCarthy's Bar. "Regret" is the word that best describes Evan McHugh's first taste of Guinness. For an Australian raised on Vegemite, Ireland's black brew is very much an acquired taste. But the travel-writer is committed to acquiring it. Determined to discover exactly what makes a pint of Guinness so legendary, he crosses the Emerald Isle in search of his answers. But in sampling pints as he goes, McHugh soon realizes that in each town, and at every pub, someone always says that the best glass of Guinness is to be found. . somewhere else. In his comedic and sentimental journey, McHugh and his companion, Twidkiwodm (the-woman-he-didn't-know-he-would-one-day-marry ), hitch around Ireland, meeting unforgettable characters. He goes rowing with a German bagpiper on the lakes of Killarney, windsurfing with a one-armed man in Dingle, survives an encounter with poteen and even finds his own bar. but keeps searching for the perfect pint. As entertaining as it is informative, Pint-Sized Ireland is both a hilarious travelogue and thoughtful diary. McHugh's comedic voice swiftly moves in and out of pubs, peering into froth-rimmed pints, and leading readers to question: So does he ever find the perfect pot of black gold? Those who have rested upon the barstools of Ireland, who have sought the famed "perfect
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Guinness: Celebrating 250 Remarkable Years
 

Guinness: Celebrating 250 Remarkable Years

$12.99

A celebration of the great Guinness success story; featuring advertising campaigns and a collection of delicious Guinness inspired recipes. From the beginning in 1759 when Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000-year lease on a Dublin brewery to the present when over 10 million people around the world enjoy Guinness beer everyday, this book celebrates the story of one the world's most iconic brands. It reveals the compelling history of the beer, with evocative photographs of the people and places that are such a part of the rich heritage of Guinness, the brand. Added to this are eighteen delicious Guinness recipes, both classic and contemporary, that make the most of the taste of one of the world's best-loved beers.

Grape vs. Grain: A Historical, Technological, and Social Comparison of Wine and Beer
 

Grape vs. Grain: A Historical, Technological, and Social Comparison of Wine and Beer

$44.99

Why is wine considered more sophisticated even though the production of beer is much more technologically complex? Why is wine touted for its health benefits when beer has more nutritive value? Why does wine conjure up images of staid dinner parties while beer denotes screaming young partiers? Charles Bamforth explores several paradoxes involving these beverages, paying special attention to the culture surrounding each. He argues that beer can be just as grown-up and worldly as wine and be part of a healthy, mature lifestyle. Both beer and wine have histories spanning thousands of years. This is the first book to compare them from the perspectives of history, technology, nature of the market for each, quality attributes, types and styles, and the effect that they have on human health and nutrition.

The Sommelier Prep Course: An Introduction to the Wines, Beers, and Spirits of the World
 

The Sommelier Prep Course: An Introduction to the Wines, Beers, and Spirits of the World

$35.00  $33.25

A comprehensive, must-have guide to beverage service includingwine, beer, and spirits The Sommelier Prep Course is the ultimate resource for anyaspiring sommelier, bartender, or serious wine lover. It includessections on viniculture and viticulture, Old World and New Worldwines, beer and other fermented beverages, and all varieties ofspirits. Review questions, key terms, a pronunciation guide, maps, and even sample wine labels provide invaluable test prepinformation for acing the major sommelier certificationexams. For each type of beverage, author Michael Gibson covers theessential history, manufacturing information, varieties available, and tasting and pairing information. He also includes sections onservice, storage, and wine list preparation for a fullunderstanding of every aspect of beverage service. An ideal test prep resource for anyonestudying for certification by The Court of Master Sommeliers, TheSociety of Wine Educators, or The International SommelierGuild An excellent introduction to wine andbeverages for bartenders, beverage enthusiasts, and students Based on education materials developed bythe author for his culinary and hospitality students at the LeCordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Scottsdale With concise, accessible information from an expert sommelier, thisis the most complete guide available to all the wines, beers, andspirits of the world.

The Naked Pint: An Unadulterated Guide to Craft Beer
 

The Naked Pint: An Unadulterated Guide to Craft Beer

$16.00  $13.84

From Stouts, Barleywines, and Lambics to food pairing, tasting, and homebrewing?this is beer as you?ve never known it before. The Naked Pint is a definitive primer on craft brews that celebrates beer for what it truly is: sophisticated, complex, and flavorful. Covering everything from beer history to the science behind beer, food and beer pairings, tasting, and homebrewing, Perozzi and Beaune strip down America?s favorite beverage to its truest form. Whether you?ve just started wondering what life is like beyond the ice-cold six-pack or have already discovered your favorite Porter or IPA, The Naked Pint will help you unearth the power that comes with knowing your ales from your lagers.

Three Sheets to the Wind: One Man's Quest for the Meaning of Beer
 

Three Sheets to the Wind: One Man's Quest for the Meaning of Beer

$15.95  $12.72

Meet Pete Brown?beer journalist, beer drinker, and author of an irreverent book about British beer, Man Walks Into A Pub. One day, Pete's world is rocked when he discovers several countries produce, consume, and celebrate beer far more than the British do. The Germans claim they make the best beer in the world, the Australians consider its consumption a patriotic duty, the Spanish regard lager as a trendy youth drink and the Japanese have built a skyscraper in the shape of a foaming glass of their favorite brew. At home, meanwhile, people seem to be turning their backs on the great British pint. What's going on? Drinking in more than 300 bars in 27 towns, through 13 different countries and four continents, Pete puts on 10 pounds and does irrecoverable damage to his health in the pursuit of saloon-bar enlightenment.

Microbrewed Adventures: A Lupulin Filled Journey to the Heart and Flavor of the World's Great Craft Beers
 

Microbrewed Adventures: A Lupulin Filled Journey to the Heart and Flavor of the World's Great Craft Beers

$15.99  $13.79

From trading recipes with the bad boys of American beer to drinking Czech-Mex cerveza in Tijuana and hanging out in the beer gardens of Africa, Charlie Papazian has seen, and tasted, it all. Microbrewed Adventures is your shotgun seat to unique, eccentric and pioneering craft-brews and the fascinating people who create them. Travel with Charlie as he crisscrosses America and circles the globe in search of the most flavor-packed beers. Along with discovering the master brews of Bavaria, secret recipes for mead and the traditional beers of Zimbabwe, you will find lessons on proper beer tasting and read interviews with American master brewers including those of Dogfish Head, Magic Hat, Rogue Ales, Stone Brewing and Brooklyn Brewery. Charlie also includes special homebrew recipes inspired by the innovative brewers who are making some the best beer in the world.

Minnesota's Best Breweries and Brewpubs: Searching for the Perfect Pint
 

Minnesota's Best Breweries and Brewpubs: Searching for the Perfect Pint

$27.95  $22.33

Based on four years of travel and research, Minnesota?s Best Breweries and Brewpubs is a welcome addition to Robin Shepard?s series of guides to the best of the Midwest?s beer industries. From large-scale breweries such as Cold Spring, to chains like Granite City, to individual brewpubs like Fitger?s Brewhouse, Shepard provides commentary for more than thirty beer makers and three-hundred Minnesota beers. Accessible enough for people at all stages in their journeys to discover great-tasting beer, the information-packed guidebook also features a list of helpful books and websites, as well as information on Minnesota?s beer tastings and festivals. For each brewery and brewpub site you?ll find: ? a description and brief history, plus many? don't miss? features? a description of beers on tap and a list of seasonal and specialty beers? a space for the brewmaster?s autograph? notes on the pub food, with recommendations? suggestions of nearby sights and activities? general directions to the location? Shepard?s personal ratings of the experience, plus room to add your own.

A Perfect Pint's Beer Guide to the Heartland
 

A Perfect Pint's Beer Guide to the Heartland

$24.95  $19.33

Once dominated by megabreweries like Miller and G. Heilemann, the Midwest has in recent years become home to a dynamic craft beer industry at the core of America's current brewing renaissance. Beer writer and Certified Cicerone Michael Agnew crisscrossed Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin sampling the astonishing variety of beers on offer at breweries and brewpubs. The result is a region-wide survey of the Midwestern craft beer scene. Packed with details on more than 200 breweries, A Perfect Pint's Beer Guide to the Heartland offers actual and armchair travelers alike a handbook that includes: Agnew's exclusive choices on which beers to try at each location Entries on every brewery's history and philosophy Information on tours, tasting rooms and attached pubs, and dining options and other amenities A survey of each brewery's brands, including its flagship beer plus seasonal brews and special releases Brewery equipment and capacity Nearby attractions In addition, Agnew sets the stage with a history of Midwestern beer spanning the origins of the immigrant brewers who arrived in the 1800s to the homebrewers-made-good who have built a new kind of brewing culture founded on creativity, dedication to quality, and attention to customer feedback. Informed and unique, A Perfect Pint's Beer Guide to the
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