Beer For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 3, 2012 - Cooking - 360 pages
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The fun and friendly guide to all things beer

Beer has always been one of the world's most popular beverages; but recently, people have embraced the rich complexities of beer's many varieties. Now, with Beer For Dummies you can quickly and enjoyably educate your palate—from recognizing the characteristics of ales, lagers, and other beer styles to understanding how to taste and evaluate beer.

The author, a beer connoisseur, shares his own expertise on this subject, 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 the world including: real ale, barrel aged/wood aged beer, organic brews, and extreme beer
  • Updated profiles on the flavor and body of each beer, explaining why beers taste the way they do, as well as their strengths and ideal serving temperatures
  • How to spot the best beers by looking at the bottle, label, and a properly poured beer in its ideal glass
  • The essentials on beer-and-food pairings and the best ways to introduce beer into your cooking repertoire

From information on ingredients like hops, malt, and barley to the differences between lagers and ales, this friendly guide gives you all the information you need to select and appreciate your next brew.

 

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Contents

The Part of Tens 277
5
Getting a Taste of Beer
7
Drink Up Beginning with Beer Basics
9
From the Sublime to the Ridiculous Beer Ingredients
17
A Little Brew Magic Understanding How Beer Is Made
25
Taking a Look at Beer Styles
35
Investigating Real Ale
59
Exploring BarrelAged and WoodAged Beer
71
Cooking with Beer
171
Exploring Beer around
187
Going Where the Beer Is
198
Exploring North American Beer Museums
207
Trying Beer in Europe Asia and Elsewhere
209
Embarking on Beer Travel and Tours
231
Brewing Beer at Home
247
The Part of Tens
277

Diving In to Extreme Beer
81
Checking Out Organic GlutenFree and Kosher Beer
93
Buying and Enjoying Beer
105
Looking at Label Lunacy and Marketing Mayhem
119
Serving Beer
133
Making Your Buds Wiser Tasting and Evaluating Beer
147
Dining with Beer
161
Ten Ways to Grow Your Appreciation of Beer
279
in the World And a Few Extras
287
The Ten Best Beer Festivals in the World
295
Appendixes
301
A Short History of Beer For the True Beer Nut
315
Index
325
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About the author (2012)

Marty Nachel is a beer educator, an award-winning homebrewer, a BJCP Certified Beer Judge, on the panel of professional beer judges at the Great American Beer Festival, and a former beer evaluator at the Beverage Testing Institute. He is also the founder and administrator of the Ale-Conner Beer Certification Program.

Steve Ettlinger is the author of seven books, most of which are about food and food-related subjects. His most recent is Twinkie, Deconstructed.

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