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.
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Table of Contents
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
Bibliography and Suggested Reading 225