By Garrett Oliver
1st position Winner of the 2012 connoisseur Award for top on the planet within the Beer category.
For millennia, beer has been a favourite beverage in cultures around the globe. After water and tea, it's the preferred drink on the planet, and it truly is on the heart of a $450 billion undefined.
Edited by means of Garrett Oliver, the James Beard Winner for awesome Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional, this is often the 1st significant reference paintings to enquire the heritage and immense scope of beer. The Oxford better half to Beer positive aspects greater than 1,100 A-Z entries written through 166 of the world's such a lot renowned beer specialists. Attractively illustrated with over a hundred and forty photographs, the e-book covers every thing from the rural make-up of assorted beers to the technical components of the brewing method, neighborhood results of brewing on areas around the globe, and the social and political implications of sharing a lager. Entries not just outline phrases akin to "dry hopping" and "cask conditioning" yet supply interesting information about how those and different strategies impact a beer's style, texture, and recognition. Cultural entries make clear such themes as pub video games, nutrients pairings and the improvement of beer kinds. Readers will get pleasure from vibrant money owed of the way our ingesting traditions have replaced all through historical past, and the way those traditions differ in numerous components of the area, from Japan to Mexico, New Zealand, and Brazil, between many different nations. The pioneers of beer-making are the topics of biographical entries, and the legacies those pioneers have left in the back of, within the type of the world's hottest beers and breweries, are recurrent topics through the e-book.
Packed with info, this complete source additionally contains thorough appendices (covering beer gala's, beer magazines, and more), conversion tables, and an index. that includes a foreword via Tom Colicchio, this booklet is the precise shelf-mate to Oxford's popular Companion to Wine and a completely critical quantity for everybody who loves beer in addition to all beverage pros, together with domestic brewers, restaurateurs, newshounds, cooking college teachers, beer importers, vendors, and outlets, and a number of others.
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