The Complete Beer Course: Boot Camp for Beer Geeks: From Novice to Expert in Twelve Tasting Classes

The Complete Beer Course: Boot Camp for Beer Geeks: From Novice to Expert in Twelve Tasting Classes

by Joshua M. Bernstein

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The Complete Beer Course: Boot Camp for Beer Geeks: From Novice to Expert in Twelve Tasting Classes by Joshua M. Bernstein

“A wide-ranging volume that is sure to appeal to beer enthusiasts and casual consumers alike. Highly recommended.” —Library Journal (STARRED REVIEW)

Go on a fun, flavorful tour through the world of craft brews with one of the most unique and fascinating voices in beer today.

It's a great time to be a beer drinker, but also the most confusing, thanks to the dizzying array of available draft beers. Expert Joshua Bernstein comes to the rescue with The Complete Beer Course, demystifying the sudsy stuff and breaking down the elements that make a beer's flavor spin into distinctively different and delicious directions. Structured around a series of easy-to-follow classes, his course hops from lagers and pilsners to hazy wheat beers, Belgian-style abbey and Trappist ales, aromatic pale ales and bitter IPAs, roasty stouts, barrel-aged brews, belly-warming barley wines, and mouth-puckering sour ales. There is even a class on international beer styles and another on pairing beer with food and starting your own beer cellar. Through suggested, targeted tastings, you'll learn when to drink down-and when to dump those suds down a drain.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402797675
Publisher: Sterling Epicure
Publication date: 09/03/2013
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 185,862
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author


Joshua M. Bernstein's first book, Brewed Awakening, was published by Sterling Epicure in 2011. Josh is a beer journalist and critic who has written for New York, Time Out New York, Travel+Leisure.com, Forbes Traveler, New York Times, and Gourmet.com, where he was the beer columnist. He is a contributing writer to the drinks magazine Imbibe, where he writes feature articles on craft beer. As a beer expert, he's been featured on NPR's Marketplace and Beer Sessions Radio. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

Introduction: Beyond the Light Beer 10

Class 1 The Beer Essentials

Understanding and Appreciating the World's Greatest Beverage 13

Class 2 Take it From the Bottom

Lagers, Pilsners, and More Pleasures of Cold Fermentation 43

Class 3 Cut Through the Haze

Witbiers, Hefeweizens, and Other Cloudy Wheat Beers 85

Class 4 The Lighter Side of Drinking

Pale Ales 107

Class 5 The Bitter Truth

IPAs 127

Class 6 Toasting to a Higher Power

Trappist and Abbey-Style Ales 153

Class 7 Turn on the Dark

Stouts, Porters, and Additional Inky Delights 173

Class 8 Cure for the Cold

Barley Wines and Other Winter Warmers 197

Class 9 Over a Barrel

Aging Beer in Wood 215

Class 10 Pucker Up

Sour and Weld Ales 225

Class 11 Around the World in so Pints

International Beer Styles 243

Class 12 Bring it on Home

Cellaring Beer and Pairing Brews with Food 271

Beer Weeks 297

Glossary 305

Index 311

Picture Credits 319

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