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With the holidays right around the corner, beer will surely be the staple for many adults who rejoice in celebrating the season with kindred spirits. Just in time for the holidays, world-renowned beer connoisseur Michael Jackson has written a book that educates both novices and experienced beer drinkers alike. With Ultimate Beer,Jackson provides insight into the vast array of beers that are now being brewed around the globe. He answers common beer questions while also delving into more serious topics of interest to the experienced beer drinker.
Ultimate Beer is a lavishly illustrated exploration of beer from its historical origins to the present day. Jackson writes about the various brewing methods and distinctive characteristics associated with all beer types. Why do certain beers taste the way they do? What does a stout, ale, or pilsner taste like? What is the best time to enjoy a specific beer? These questions and countless others are answered as Jackson reveals fascinating aspects of beer history while guiding readers to more than 500 individual beers.
Whether you are looking for a simple thirst quencher, an alternative to champagne, an appetizer, or a nightcap, Michael Jackson recommends exactly the right beer for the occasion, with numerous other examples that you can try.