The Drink That Made Wisconsin Famous
Beer and Brewing in the Badger State
Hardcover ISBN: 0816669910
From grain to glass—a complete illustrated history of brewing and breweries in the state more famous for beer than any other Few places on Earth are as identified with beer as Wisconsin, with good reason. Since its first commercial brewery was established in 1835, the state has seen more than 800 open and more than 650 close—sometimes after mere months, sometimes after thriving for as long as a century and a half. The Drink That Made Wisconsin Famous explores this rich history, from the first territorial pioneers to the most recent craft brewers, and from barley to barstool. From the global breweries that developed in Milwaukee in the 1870s to the “wildcat” breweries of Prohibition and the upstart craft brewers of today, Doug Hoverson tells the stories of Wisconsin’s rich brewing history. The lavishly illustrated book goes beyond the giants like Miller, Schlitz, Pabst, and Heileman that loom large in the state’s brewing renown. Of equal interest are the hundreds of small breweries across the state started by immigrants and entrepreneurs to serve local or regional markets. Many proved remarkably resistant to the consolidation and contraction that changed the industry—giving the impression that nearly every town in the Badger State had its own brewery. Even before beer tourism became popular, hunters, anglers, and travelers found their favorite brews in small Wisconsin cities like Rice Lake, Stevens Point, and Chippewa Falls. Hoverson describes these breweries in all their diversity, from the earliest enterprises to the few surviving stalwarts to the modern breweries reviving Wisconsin’s reputation as the place to find not just the most beer but the best. Within the larger history, every brewery has its story, and Hoverson gives each its due, investigating the circumstances that meant success or failure and describing in engaging detail the people, the technology, the marketing, and the government relations that delivered Wisconsin’s beer from grain to glass.
My Beer Year
Adventures with Hop Farmers, Craft Brewers, Chefs, Beer Sommeliers & Fanatical Drinkers as a Beer Master in Training
Paperback ISBN: 1611802717
A love note to beer--appreciating the history, craftsmanship, and taste of craft beer as told by a woman striving for beer-expert status. Lucy Burningham is a beer lover living in America's capital of craft brews: Portland, Oregon. As a journalist spurred by curiosity and thirst, she made it her career to write about craft beer, traveling to hop farms, attending rare beer tasting parties, and visiting as many taprooms, breweries, and festivals as possible. With this as her introduction, Lucy decided to take her relationship with beer to the next level: to become a certified beer expert, a Master Cicerone. Join Lucy as she studies and sips her way to becoming a Cicerone. Travel with her to Europe to learn from some of Belgium's most influential brewers, and contemplate the craftsmanship and ingredients that go into making a great beer. Dine with her at three-star Michelin restaurants as she examines how the palate interprets flavors and aromas. Hang out with her as she tries her hand at brewing beer herself, both at her home and in a commercial brewery with her mentor, brewer John Harris, for an inside look at brewing techniques. With an eclectic cast of characters, including brewers, maltsters, hop farmers, beer sommeliers, pub owners, and fanatical beer drinkers, Lucy's journey into the world of beer is by turns educational, social, and personal--just as enjoying a good beer should be. In the end, not only will you understand the basics of how beer is made, sold, and served, you'll also understand why the drink inspires fanatical craft brewing fandom, and why a good beer shouldn't be taken for granted.
History, Terroirs, Varieties
Paperback ISBN: 0228100275
An updated edition of the "World's Best Tea Book" acclaimed by the 2014 World Tea Awards. This widely praised bestseller has been updated to incorporate the changing tastes of tea drinkers, developments in production, the impact of climate change, and an expanded and more highly developed tea market. This third edition improves Tea with this revised and extended content plus new photographs. TeaTime Magazine called Tea "the reference work we've been waiting for", noting its value to students. Library Journal praised Tea as a "definitive guide to tea (that) will appeal to die-hard tea enthusiasts." Tea House Times found Tea "impressive, well researched, and complete." Tea takes readers on an escorted tour of the world's tea-growing countries -- China, Japan, Taiwan, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Vietnam and East Africa -- where they will discover how, like a fine wine, it is "terroir" (soil and climate) that gives a tea its unique characteristics. The authors own the popular Camellia Sinensis Tea House in Montreal which imports teas directly from producers in these countries. Each author focuses on specific tea regions where they travel every year to work with growers and producers, discover new teas and keep abreast of developments that might, for example, remove a tea from the tea house's menu. The book covers black, green, white, yellow, oolong, pu'er, perfumed, aromatic and smoked teas and includes: - An overview of the history of tea - Tea families, varieties, cultivars and grades - How tea is grown, harvested and processed - The tea trade worldwide - Profile interviews with tea industry personalities. Special features that loyal tea drinkers will especially enjoy are: - Local tastes and methods of preparing tea (e.g. macha) - Tasting notes and infusion accessories - Teapot recommendations - Caffeine, antioxidant and biochemical properties of 35 teas - 15 gourmet recipes using tea - A directory of 42 select teas.
The New Cocktail Hour
The Essential Guide to Hand-Crafted Drinks
Hardcover ISBN: 0762457260
The explosion of artisan bitters, craft spirits, and resurrected liqueurs ushered in by today’s craft cocktail movement means that home mixology is more exciting than ever.The Modern Cocktailer, a compendium of mixed drinks that have shaped eras, leads readers on a romp through wet bar classics, from pre-prohibition punches to the nouveau nogs that enhance a much-loved cocktail canon.The Modern Cocktailer makes the craft cocktail world accessible, offering essential tips on mixing balanced drinks, stocking a liquor cabinet, preparing your own syrups, shrubs, bitters, and more. There’s even a chapter of no-fail cocktail ratios to help you invent your own drinks. Authors André and Tenaya Darlington’s shared passion for serving well-made drinks stirs together history, new trends, and stylish entertaining techniques for cocktailing at home. Featuring more than 230 cocktail recipes with an emphasis on quality ingredients, tasting notes, food-pairings, and useful sidebars throughout, The Modern Cocktailer is an approachable, must-have guide to making great drinks.
Mulled Ciders, Hot Toddies, Punches, Pitchers, and Cocktail Party Snacks
Hardcover ISBN: 1594746419
When the days grow shorter and the air gets crisp, it’s time to gather with friends for hot drinks and winter cocktails that’ll put a rosy glow on your chilly cheeks. In Fireside Cocktails, Maria del Mar Sacasa and Tara Striano share more than 50 recipes for cold-weather cocktails and mixed beverages, including mulled ciders, hot toddies, wine drinks, eggnogs, and punches; there are even chilled drinks made with a kick that’ll warm you right up. Whether you’re skiing at the lodge, camping on the mountain, or just curling up with a good book on a blustery night, Fireside Cocktails is sure to make everything better.
Reviving the Forgotten Flavor: A Guide to Making Your Own Bitters: For Bartenders, Cocktail Enthusiasts and Herbalists
Hardcover ISBN: 159233704x
Make your own bitters at home to enhance your medicine cabinet, and your bar! Used since the Middle Ages, bitters are made by combining various plant botanicals and/or spices with 100-proof alcohol and letting them sit until the bitter and medicinal qualities have been extracted. Just a small amount of the resulting liquid can then be used to stimulate the digestive system and promote healthy digestion. This is why "apertifs" and "digestifs" are so popular--both then and now! DIY Bitters is a how-to guide that explores the history and health benefits of bitters, and shows you how to make your own bitters at home, to be used alone or in cocktails, tonics, and even main meals. Herbalists Jovial King and Guido Mase, owners of the bitters company Urban Moonshine, teach you how to make recipes for classic bitters likeorange and angostura, or explore more innovative bitters like elderflower-echinacea-honey andchocolate love tonic. You can even find a guide for creating your own unique flavors from the plants and ingredients you have on hand. Whether enjoyed as an apertif, digestif, or as a remedy to settle an upset stomach, bitters are back!
Idiot's Guides Homebrewing
Paperback ISBN: 1615648291
Homebrewing has absolutely exploded as a hobby in recent years, but it's not a simple or inexpensive one; without the right knowledge and a strict adherence to best practices, what starts as a good batch of beer can up being flushed down the drain due to common mistakes that every beginner makes. Idiot's Guides: Homebrewing breaks the brewing process down step-by-step and helps you understand how to minimize the risk of a bad batch, maximize your success, and foster the passion and pride that every homebrewer experiences when they brew the perfect beer. The author teaches readers the fundamentals — from home brewery setup and equipment sanitization, to the proper techniques for nearly any style of beer, to bottling and aging their brews. You will learn how to select ingredients, taste beer the right way, and experiment from over 60 recipes ranging from lagers to ales to lambics.
A Populist Guide to the Water of Life
Paperback ISBN: 0525429786
Filled with anecdotes from her unusual life and recipes for delicious cocktails from some of today's most celebrated mixologists, New York City's first female whiskey sommelier presents an entertaining and authoritative guide that teaches readers everything they need to know about whiskey. 30,000 first printing.
Dave Miller's Homebrewing Guide
Everything You Need to Know to Make Great-Tasting Beer
Paperback ISBN: 0882669052
In this comprehensive guide to homebrewing, Miller clearly explains the best techniques for every step of the entire brewing process. Clear enough for the novice but thorough enough to earn a home in the libraries of brewmasters, this is the essential volume on brewing great-tasting beer at home.
The Homebrewer's Recipe Guide
More Than 175 Original Beer Recipes, Including Magnificent Pale Ales, Ambers, Stouts, Lagers, and Seasonal Brews, Plus Tips from the Master Brewers
Paperback ISBN: 0684829215
A group of experienced homebrewers offers a collection of recipes for pale ales, ambers, stouts, lagers, and seasonal brews, along with tips for brewing at home, drinking trivia from famous writers, and other beer lore. Original. 25,000 first printing.