Tasting Beer, 2nd Edition: An Insider's Guide to the World's Greatest Drink

Tasting Beer, 2nd Edition: An Insider's Guide to the World's Greatest Drink


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This completely updated second edition of the best-selling beer resource features the most current information on beer styles, flavor profiles, sensory evaluation guidelines, craft beer trends, food and beer pairings, and draft beer systems. You’ll learn to identify the scents, colors, flavors, mouth-feel, and vocabulary of the major beer styles — including ales, lagers, weissbeirs, and Belgian beers — and develop a more nuanced understanding of your favorite brews with in-depth sections on recent developments in the science of taste. Spirited drinkers will also enjoy the new section on beer cocktails that round out this comprehensive volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612127774
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 04/04/2017
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 376
Sales rank: 183,581
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Randy Mosher is a writer, lecturer, and creative consultant on beer and brewing worldwide. He is the author of Tasting BeerBeer 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.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Second Edition by Ray Daniels
Foreword to the First Edition by Sam Calagione
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
8  Anatomy of a Style
9  British and Irish Ales
10  The Lager Family
11  Continental Ales, Weissbiers, and Ale-Lager Hybrids
12  The Beers of Belgium
13  Craft Beer in America and Beyond
14  A Sip Beyond
A Glossary of Beer and Brewing Terms
Atlas of Beer Flavors and Origins
Further Reading on Beer Styles, Flavors, History, and More
Organizations and Websites

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