Drink Beer, Think Beer: Getting to the Bottom of Every Pint

Drink Beer, Think Beer: Getting to the Bottom of Every Pint

by John Holl

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Overview

From an award-winning journalist and beer expert, a thoughtful and witty guide to understanding and enjoying beer

Right here, right now is the best time in the history of mankind to be a beer drinker. America now has more breweries than at any time since prohibition, and globally, beer culture is thriving and constantly innovating. Drinkers can order beer brewed with local yeast or infused with moondust. However, beer drinkers are also faced with uneven quality and misinformation about flavors. And the industry itself is suffering from growing pains, beset by problems such as unequal access to taps, skewed pricing, and sexism.

Drawing on history, economics, and interviews with industry insiders, John Holl provides a complete guide to beer today, allowing readers to think critically about the best beverage in the world. Full of entertaining anecdotes and surprising opinions, Drink Beer, Think Beer is a must-read for beer lovers, from casual enthusiasts to die-hard hop heads.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465095513
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 09/04/2018
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.75(w) x 8.62(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

John Holl is Senior Editor of Craft Beer and Brewing Magazine and formerly the award winning editor of All About Beer Magazine. The author of The American Craft Beer Cookbook, he's judged beer competitions around the world, co-hosts the Steal this Beer Podcast and his work as appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Wine Enthusiast. Holl lives in Jersey City, New Jersey. JohnHoll.com

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

1 The Modern Beer Renaissance 1

2 The Four Main Ingredients 31

3 Important Notes on Flavors 63

4 How We Drink Beer 81

5 Drinking at the Bar 123

6 Shadows in Beer 147

7 Beer at Home 161

8 The Death of Subtlety 187

Epilogue 213

Acknowledgments 219

Bibliography and Suggested Reading 225

Notes 229

Index 233

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