Artisan Beer: A Complete Guide to Savoring the World's Finest Beers by Gary Monterosso
Here is an introduction to the richly diverse world of quality artisan beers. As most beer lovers know, the world of beer has grown far beyond the common pilsener-style beers brewed by the millions of barrels by conglomerate breweries. Today beers rival wine in complexity, variety, and sophistication. In Artisan Beer, Gary Monterosso explores this new beer landscape to enrich the beer experience for every drinker.
The book surveys styles of beer, from ales and lagers to porters, Iambics, and stouts, looks at pairing beer with food, and details a "dream team" case of 24 beers every beer lover must find and try. Also covered is how to hold a beer tasting, strategies for maximizing your enjoyment of beer festivals, how to select and store beers for aging, and much more.
Any beer enthusiast will find Artisan Beer a rewarding read.
GARY MONTEROSSO is an award-winning beer writer and teaches beer appreciation at culinary festivals and events throughout the United States. He hosts the popular web-based beer video program “Still Crazy After All These Beers,” and has been a regular beer commentator on the Sirius Satellite Radio Network. He is a two-time winner of awards from the North American Guild of Beer Writers. He lives in Bridgeton, NJ.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 An Introduction to Artisan Beer 1
Chapter 2 Beer Styles: Ales, Lagers, and Hybrids 19
Chapter 3 A Primer on Beer and Food Pairings 45
Chapter 4 How Do I...?: Beer Q&As 67
Chapter 5 Twenty Things You Always Wanted to Know About Beer, but Didn't Know Who to Ask 91