The Beer Companion: A Connoisseur's Guide to the World's Finest Craft Beers
In this full-color, lushly illustrated volume, author Stephen Snyder recounts the history of beer and also provides a guided tour of the process of beer making. A detailed breakdown of the world's beer styles follows, including a discussion of the technical parameters for the major styles of beer. In addition, expert advice on buying, storing, and tasting beer addresses questions like: What are the warning signs that a brew has been exposed to heat and may be skunked? At what temperature should beer be stored? and What size head is ideal? At the core of The Beer Companion are reviews of 125 of the world's best breweries with ratings of their top products. Each superb profile includes the history of the brewery and its products, great tips for pairing the beers with food, and a connoisseur's rating. A complete appendix includes helpful cross-references such as top-rated beers by style and fascinating information like the ten strongest beers in the world.
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1995 World Beer abbey aftertaste ales altbier amber in color American Beer Festival ANNUAL OUTPUT available brew styles balanced barley wine Bavarian beer style Belgian BELGIUM bock bottle bottle-conditioned BREW FACTS FOUNDED Brewed from two-row brewery's Brewing Company brewpub brown in color caramel caramel malt Cascade hops Celis cellar chocolate classic complex CONNOISSEUR'S RATING BREW craft beer dark Deep DIRECTORY TASTING NOTES doppelbock dryness dubbel dunkel English EXPORT fermentation Figures not available fresh fruity full-bodied German gold in color gold medal winner golden gueuze Hallertau HEAD BREWER hectoliters brew styles helles homebrewing hop aroma hop bitterness hoppy Iambic Ingredients include malt malt character malt flavor malt sweetness malty marzen mash mellow microbrewery mouthfeel Munich Oktoberfest palate pils pilsner porter prime commercial example produced RATING BREW FACTS Reinheitsgebot rich roasted malt Serve smooth spiced spicy strong Tettnang traditional tripel weissbier weizen weizenbock wheat beer Witbier World Beer Championships yeast