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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User Review  - RajivC - LibraryThing

I actually do like this book quite a lot. It is well written, with lots of information. I do love the quotes he brings into the book, and this liven it up quite a lot. While I am not a beer expert, I ... Read full review

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User Review  - eeio - LibraryThing

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 ... 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
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8 Anatomy of a Style
9 British Ales

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About the author (2009)

Randy Moshernbsp;is a writer, lecturer, and creative consultant on beer and brewing worldwide. He is the author of Tasting Beer,nbsp;Beer For All Seasons, Radical Brewing, and Mastering Homebrew. 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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