Michael Jackson's Beer Companion: The World's Great Beer Styles, Gastronomy, and Traditions

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Running Press Book Publishers, Feb 1, 2000 - Cooking - 255 pages
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Jackson here presents a knowledgeable and civilized survey of the various and sundry beers imbibed around the globe. You'll learn, for example, that Ninkasi was a Sumerian goddess of brewing, and that malt-making may be as much as 4,000 years old. He explains what fruit beers are, and defines lagers, ales, porters, wheat beers, and more; discusses and rates the beers of assorted nations; and suggests what foods go well with which beers. Jackson is excellent at combining historical detail with current information about the beers and brewers in question; his organization is logical and accessible. Beautifully photographed and designed for sustained browsing as well as authoritative reference. -Publishers Weekly

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Author and journalist Michael Jackson was born in Yorkshire, England on March 27, 1942. He wrote numerous books about beer and whiskey and was considered an authority in the area. He suffered from Parkinson's disease and died on August 30, 2007.

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