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

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

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Overview

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!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620875179
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/18/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,417,437
  • File size: 5 MB

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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Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Chapter 1 So Much Depends on Beer 1

Chapter 2 The Taste of Beer 26

Chapter 3 The Question of Alcohol 50

Chapter 4 How is Beer Made? 70

Chapter 5 Enjoying Beer 93

Chapter 6 A Dictionary of Beer Talk 113

Chapter 7 A Dictionary of Beer Styles 137

Chapter 8 Who Makes Beer? 170

Afterword 186

Appendix A Beer Tourism 187

Appendix B John Barleycorn by Robert Burns 194

Appendix C The Rheinheitsgebot 197

Appendix D Recommended Reading 199

Index 205

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