The Oxford Companion to Beer

The Oxford Companion to Beer


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195367133
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 10/07/2011
Pages: 960
Sales rank: 224,852
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.90(d)

About the Author

Garrett Oliver is the Brewmaster of the Brooklyn Brewery and author of The Brewmaster's Table: Discovering the Pleasures of Real Beer with Real Food. He is a recipient of the James Beard Award for Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional, as well as many other awards and, is a frequent judge for international beer competitions. He has made numerous radio and television appearances as a spokesperson for craft brewing.

Table of Contents

Topical Outline of Entries
The Oxford Companion to Beer
Conversion Table
Appendix: Beer Organizations and Enthusiast Clubs
Appendix: Beer Festivals
Appendix: Websites, Magazines, and Newspapers
Appendix: Beer Museums
Directory of Contributors

What People are Saying About This

Eric Asimov

"[E]ncyclopedic in scope . . . In putting together the 'Oxford Companion' now, Mr. Oliver has captured the blossoming of a global beer culture at a thriving moment. . . . [A] definitive resource not just for beer enthusiasts but for amateur brewers, professional brewers and the thousands of restaurants that serve great beers but are staffed by people who may know little about them. . . . The 'Oxford Companion' is simply a wonderful resource for what, even when it's complex, unusual, unfamiliar or strikingly different, is still just beer, regardless of how it is dressed up." ? Eric Asimov, for The New York Times

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Oxford Companion to Beer 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is great, everything you ever wanted to know about beer. The Nook format is kind of wierd and it logs it as just one page. Reads fine and the index and links work, you just dont know where you are.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please fix this books format, it says there is only 1 page and there is over 800. Impossible to use as a reference in this state. Should not have to months for this to get fixed when I paid over 38 dollars for it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The low rankings are confusing - the content of this book is excellent and as a hard copy it's easy to navigate and read about beer styles & cross references. The low ratings are apparently related to electronic formatting, surely a problem, but those reviews should be segregated.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The format is all wrong. There is only "page 1" for all pages. Please fix this and update us who've purchased this ebook!
datrappert on LibraryThing 4 days ago
I have only had this a short time, and I may never actually read all 960 pages, but my dips into it so far have been a lot of fun. This is a very well written, occasionally technical, look at beers, breweries, brewers, and everything related to the same. It is not an encyclopedia, however. Despite its length, its coverage is selective--Paulaner yes, Shiner Bock no.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LisaW0 More than 1 year ago
This is literally useless, since it's formatted incorrectly. On Nook, the entire book is one page. This means that terms are unsearchable, since, when you try to jump to a term, it deposits you on page 1, the only page. You can't even randomly jump ahead to try to find a term, since all pages are page one. I ended up buying a hard copy and a Kindle.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago