Tasting Beer: An Insider's Guide to the World's Greatest Drink

Tasting Beer: An Insider's Guide to the World's Greatest Drink

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Everyone knows how to drink beer, but few know how to really taste it with an understanding of the finer points of brewing, serving, and food pairing. Discover the ingredients and brewing methods that make each variety unique and learn to identify the scents, colors, flavors, and mouthfeel of all the major beer styles.

Recommendations for more than fifty types of beer from around the world encourage you to expand your horizons. Uncap the secrets in every bottle of the world's greatest drink!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781515969884
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date: 03/21/2017
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

A master of brewing science, Randy Mosher applies his restless curiosity and creative energy toward the art of brewing. As a veteran and award-winning brewer, Randy knows the rules of brewing and when to break them. He is the author of The Brewers Companion and is a frequent lecturer on beer across the country.

Donald Corren is a New York actor whose credits include leading roles on and Off-Broadway, as well as numerous television appearances. He played the role of forensic tech Medill on NBC's Law & Order for eight seasons, and currently appears as Dr. Kurian on Syfy's Z Nation.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Sam Calagione
Welcome to Beer
1  The Story of Beer
2  Sensory Evaluation
3  Brewing and the Vocabulary of Beer Flavor
4  The Qualities of Beer
5  Tasting, Judging, and Evaluation
6  Presenting Beer
7  Beer and Food
8  Anatomy of a Style
9  British Ales
10  The Lager Family
11  Continental Ales, Weissbiers, and Ale-Lager Hybrids
12  The Beers of Belgium
13  Craft Beer in America and Beyond
14  A Sip Beyond
A Glossary of Beer and Brewing Terms
Further Reading

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Tasting Beer: An Insider's Guide to the World's Greatest Drink 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Learned a lot about the history and styles of beer from this book. I still look back on it every now and then.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent resource for novice and veteran beer tasters alike! It's very well organized and chock full of useful information.
eeio on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Randy Mosher is a delightful writer. his descriptions of beer and food couldn't be more passionate. his sense of humor is impeccable. this book is filled with nice charts and pictures of what he calls Breweriana (that is beer's wealth of material culture: labels, glassware, bottles, even brewery floor plans). nice, friendly design. the charts are very entertaining and well made: beer styles by color, bitterness and beer style, there is even a graph of the relationship between original gravity and international bitterness units.although this book is not necessarily aimed at the homebrewer, if you are one, you will enjoy it. the book is aimed at the beer lover in general. it can get very specific at times but it's also an ongoing invitation to try things. the chapter on beer styles has suggestions for commercial brews to try, i feel it could be used as road map on my beer purchases. i like that Randy is knowledgeable and playful at the same time. he can go from almost reverence to beer styles and the proper way of tasting them and enjoying them to wacky suggestions on mixed beer drinks (there is a recipe for beernog of all things). i like this book a lot. i'm not sure it would be a proper introduction to beer in general -it's not a beginner's book- but i haven't found that book yet and i wouldn't hesitate in recommending it regardless of your level of beer geekiness.
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TEST NOOKUSER More than 1 year ago
read this cpver to cove and defffinitely expanded my knowledge. it wa more interesting than, say, a textbook; mostly thanks to the subject matter. but if you've got youre foot in the door to the world of beer, this i an awesome place to start expanding your knowledge.
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If you're wanting to truly know something about beer, please read this book. The information is both informative and entertaining and definitely one of the essential books for those desiring to get into the business. -Enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Be aware that this book can NOT be read on your i-Pad! I was very disappointed, you must have a NOOK product only to read this. I sincerely hope this is not an ongoing trends with Barnes & Noble.