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

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Storey Publishing, 2009 - Cooking - 247 pages
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For everyone who has known the pleasure of a pint, Randy Mosher explores and explains the tasting experience, guiding readers to a better understanding of how every batch of beer is affected by recipe formulation, brewhouse procedures, yeasts, fermentations, carbonation, filtration, packaging, and much more. Readers will learn to identify the scents, colors, flavors, and mouth-feel of all the major beer styles. There are also chapters on proper serving and storage conditions, and classic beer and food pairings. Finally, the book includes a style-by-style compendium of the different brews within major beer families, including American craft brews, British lagers, German ales, and Belgian Dubbels. For each style, Mosher includes historical and regional facts, taste and aroma characteristics, seasonal availability, food pairings, and a few terrific recommendations for readers to sample.

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Randy Mosher is a delightful writer. - LibraryThing
Good beer reference book. - Goodreads
I learned SO MUCH, but it was just kinda hard to read. - Goodreads
A stellar reference book....! - Goodreads

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User Review  - Robert Hudder - Goodreads

Trying to figure out if I should do a full review. This had a lot more information on the history of beer, and all the other stuff surrounding beer and a lot less on style. It made it a great read for ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Raycraft - Goodreads

Incredible book on beer chalked full of tasty knowledge and history. I would recommend this book to any beer enthusiast or novice. However, I would be surprised if I managed to retain a quarter of the information in this book. Read full review


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
10 The Lager Family
11 Continental Ales Weissbiers and AleLager 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

8 Anatomy of a Style
9 British Ales

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About the author (2009)

Randy Mosher is the author of Tasting Beer and a nationally recognized expert on beer and brewing. He writes for virtually all of the national beer and brewing-related publications, has lectured to audiences across the United States, and has taught beer style courses. He is active in the leadership of the Chicago Beer Society, the American Homebrewers Association, and the Brewers Association. He is also a partner in and the creative director for 5 Rabbit Cerveceria, a brewery in Bedford Park, Illinois. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.

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