- The essential reference for anyone who enjoys drinking beer
- Blind tastings by a rigorous panel of beer experts and brewers led by Seamus Campbell, one of the world's 96 Certified Cicerones
- Rates the world's most popular beers, from craft brews to macro-lagers, from Tsingtao to Spaten, Deschutes to Tecate, Maudite to Sam Adams, Bud Light to Chimay
- From the creators of The Wine Trials, the world's bestselling guide to inexpensive wines, comes the first beer guide ever to be based on blind tastings.
In a barn in Somerset, plans are afoot to ferment a beer-cider hybrid with wild yeast that blows on the wind, while in Yorkshire an almost extinct style of salty 'n' sour' wheat beer is being resurrected for the 21st century. Fifty years ago, this would have seemed impossible.
Back then the prospects for British beer looked weak, sweet, bland and fizzy, as colossal combines took over the industry, closing local breweries and putting profit before palate. Yet today the number of breweries is at a post-war high, with over a thousand in operation. Whether you drink traditional, CAMRA-approved real ale' or prefer a super-strong, fruit-infused, barrel-aged Belgian-style saison', you are spoilt for choice.In Brew Britannia acclaimed beer bloggers Boak and Bailey tell the story of a very British fightback. Following a cast of bloody-minded City bankers, hippie microbrewers, style gurus, a Python, and a lot of men in pubs, they reveal how punter power pulled the humble pint back from the brink.
Great beers to make at home, including more than 175 original beer recipes ranging from magnificent pale ales to ambers, stouts, lagers, and seasonal brews, plus tips from master brewers.If you're into homebrewing, then you know that you can never have enough recipes. The Homebrewer's Recipe Guide will slake your thirst for more than 175 different beers in a variety of styles, whether you prefer a classic lager, a brown ale, a fruity brew, or a flavored stout. Among the original recipes are: -Any Pub in London Bitter, a classic ale with a strong hop flavor
-Viennese Spiced Porter, a rich creamy porter with a hint of vanilla
-Golden Pils, a beer less dry than the classic pilsner
-Holiday and seasonal beers like Firecracker Red (with its cinnamon kick), the Great Pumpkin Ale, and Holiday Prowler Beer--the perfect gift
-Brewery Copycats--re-create your favorite tastes
-Foods featuring homebrew as an ingredient, like Red-Hot Rack of Ribs, Frijoles Borrachos, and classic Oatmeal Beer Bread Rich quotations from Hemingway, Shakespeare, Joyce, and others celebrate memorable libations, special drinking spots, and other bits of beer and tavern lore and legend. Created by experienced homebrewers and filled with helpful tips, The Homebrewer's Recipe Guide is a must-have reference for both novice and expert alike.
Making really good beer at home can actually be fun, easy and cheap - and take less than a day In Kitchen Brewing, beer enthusiasts Jakob Nielsen and Mikael Zetterberg show you how to create delicious-tasting beers on a budget in just a matter of hours, without losing any quality along the way.Using regular, everyday kitchen equipment, plus a basic home-brew starter kit, you''ll soon discover that brewing beer can be as simple as cooking: you don''t need to be an expert but with a bit of patience and the right know-how you''ll soon see just how simple and fun it is to make beer at home. Learn how to brew small volumes of a range of different styles of beer: from beautiful fruity IPAs and fresh and herbal lagers to a cracking porter and Swedish folk l with a real punch of hops, these are fun, manageable recipes that anyone can master. Featuring comprehensive instructions on tools, bottling, equipment hygiene, as well as helpful hints and tips on the best season to brew each beer, it won''t be long until you are making your own unique beer creations in your very own kitchen brewery.
Christopher Sidwa, head brewer and co-founder of wildly popular craft brewery Batch Brewing Co. in Sydney, walks you through the entire process, from choosing the best ingredients to setting up your home brewery, a full guide to brewing techniques, and most importantly, how to taste and assess your batch.
This lively handbook assumes no prior knowledge and covers all the advice you need to start brewing great beer. Learn to brew your favourite styles to make them your own, with step-by-step instructions for authentic brewing method. What are you waiting for? Get brewing
Do you know your bottom fermenting from your cool brewing? From niche to social sensation, craft beer has seen a huge spike in popularity. Discussing every aspect of making and consuming, this satisfying book covers everything from equipment and ingredients to brewing, bottling and racking, with step-by-step guides, recipes and advice on creating your own beer.
Experience the best of all the worlds' beers, from bitters, lagers, Belgian beers, and weissbiers, to stouts, porters, fruit beers, real ales, and more
"Great Beers" features more than 700 beers from 350 breweries worldwide, hand-picked by a team of local experts. Brewery details, histories, recommendations, and tasting notes make this an essential book for beer lovers everywhere.
Whether you're going to Munich, Prague, or your local pub or bar, "Great Beers" is the ideal beer guide to take on your travels.
Here is a no-nonsense guide to the world of beer, answering many burning questions about the diverse array of styles, ingredients, and international brewing and drinking traditions that drive the world's most popular beverage. Beer FAQ features insight not only on how it's made, but how it makes the journey from the brew house floor to the drinker's glass. The book offers a touch of history, a bit of globetrotting, and a look at the companies and enterprising individuals leading the modern brewing renaissance. It also offers a nostalgic look at beer's evolving role in pop culture - from advertising to television to movies - over the past century. After reading Beer FAQ, readers will have a better understanding of not just what kinds of beers to drink, but the best places to drink them and the best ways to enjoy them, from the ideal packaging to the proper drinking vessels.
UK brewing has seen unprecedented growth in the last decade. Breweries of all shapes and sizes are flourishing and the range of home-grown beers available in pubs and shops has never been so diverse. British beer consumers have never had it so good and, headed by real ale, a 'craft' beer revolution is sweeping the country. CAMRA have brought together some the Britain's top beer writers and spoken to key figures in British brewing - hop growers, maltsters, brewers, pub owners and critics - to celebrate Britain's Beer Revolution. These experts look behind the beer labels and shine a spotlight on what makes British beer so good. National and regional brewers with generations of tradition rub shoulders with new micro-brewers, and popular classic beers jostle for space at the bar with modern interpretations and innovative new masterpieces. All the brewers featured are dedicated to one thing...Making great British beer.