Short Course in Beer: An Introduction to Tasting and Talking about the World's Most Civilized Beverage

Short Course in Beer: An Introduction to Tasting and Talking about the World's Most Civilized Beverage

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by Lynn Hoffman
     
 

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Straightforward and opinionated, Short Course in Beer is designed to turn the novice beer lover into an expert imbiber and the casual drinker into an enthusiast.
Readers will come to understand the beauty of beer and the sources of its flavor, as well as learn which beers are worth our time and which are not. With tongue in cheek, the author examines…  See more details below

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Straightforward and opinionated, Short Course in Beer is designed to turn the novice beer lover into an expert imbiber and the casual drinker into an enthusiast.
Readers will come to understand the beauty of beer and the sources of its flavor, as well as learn which beers are worth our time and which are not. With tongue in cheek, the author examines beer’s historical connections to the Crusades,
the Hundred Years War, and modern-day soccer riots. He talks frankly
(and joyfully) about the effects of alcohol on the body and brain, he defends beer from its enemies, and ushers it out of the frat house and into the dining room. Discussion questions at the end of each chapter are designed to stimulate lively conversations, presumably over a glass of equally lively beer. At last—a beer course for smarties!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616086336
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
07/15/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

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Meet the Author

Lynn Hoffman is an award-winning writer, executive chef, photographer, and lecturer on fine wines, beer, and food history. He is a food and wine critic in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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