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Tasting Beer: An Insider's Guide to the World's Greatest Drink

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Everybody knows how to drink beer, but few know how to really taste it. Tasting Beer is a lively exploration of the culture, chemistry, and creativity that make craft beers so wonderfully complex. Heighten your enjoyment of every glass with an understanding of the finer points of brewing, serving, tasting, and food pairing.

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Overview

Everybody knows how to drink beer, but few know how to really taste it. Tasting Beer is a lively exploration of the culture, chemistry, and creativity that make craft beers so wonderfully complex. Heighten your enjoyment of every glass with an understanding of the finer points of brewing, serving, tasting, and food pairing.

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Atlanta Journal Constitution
"A radical passion for brews." —Bob Townsend
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"A radical passion for brews." —Bob Townsend
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603420891
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 2/11/2009
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 47,146
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Randy Mosher is the author of Tasting Beer and a nationally recognized expert on beer and brewing. He writes for virtually all of the national beer and brewing-related publications, has lectured to audiences across the United States, and has taught beer style courses. 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.

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Table of Contents

The Story of Beer
Sensory Evaluation
Brewing and the Vocabulary of Beer Flavor
The Qualities of Beer
Tasting, Judging, and Evaluation
Presenting Beer
Beer and Food
Anatomy of a Style
British Ales
The Lager Family
Continental Ales, Weissbiers, and Ale-Lager Hybrids
The Beers of Belgium
Craft Beer in America and Beyond
A Sip Beyond

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2013

    Great book for beer knowledge!

    Learned a lot about the history and styles of beer from this book. I still look back on it every now and then.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2012

    Excellent resource for novice and veteran beer tasters alike! I

    Excellent resource for novice and veteran beer tasters alike! It's very well organized and chock full of useful information.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2011

    dry, but awesomely informative...

    read this cpver to cove and defffinitely expanded my knowledge. it wa more interesting than, say, a textbook; mostly thanks to the subject matter. but if you've got youre foot in the door to the world of beer, this i an awesome place to start expanding your knowledge.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2009

    Phenomenal Book!

    If you're wanting to truly know something about beer, please read this book. The information is both informative and entertaining and definitely one of the essential books for those desiring to get into the business.

    -Enjoy!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted February 15, 2013

    Twilightstar to skypaw

    I will have your ceremony at the third result. I will gather many cats even from different clans to celebrate the first warrior of Chrystalclan.

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    Posted April 2, 2012

    Be aware that this book can NOT be read on your i-Pad! I was ve

    Be aware that this book can NOT be read on your i-Pad! I was very disappointed, you must have a NOOK product only to read this. I sincerely hope this is not an ongoing trends with Barnes & Noble.

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