Cook Alc Beer
The Definitive Guide to Tasting and Brewing the World's Most Popular Beer Styles
Hardcover ISBN: 0760352151
In craft beer’s early days, flavorful ales offered a stark contrast to the bland, mass-produced lagers that came to dominate the American beer market. But even as ales have driven craft beer growth, lager remains culturally entrenched as a synonym for beer. Quality craft lagers have largely escaped public acknowledgement...until now. Today, a lager renaissance is underway in the United States and abroad; intrepid breweries are rediscovering the joys of colder fermentation and pushing lagers well beyond the realm of pilsner. Lager offers a complete tasting guide to the full spectrum of lager styles, from Munich Helles and Festbier to California Common and Baltic Porter. Taste along and find your new favorite lager! This book also answers such historical and contextual questions as: -Why does lager, not ale, dominate world beer production, despite its comparative difficulty to produce? -Why are certain European styles like Vienna lager more associated with brewing in Mexico than on the Continent? -What does St. Louis have to do with Ceské Budejovice? -What role does lager play in today's expanding craft beer landscape? -How are US craft brewers pushing lagers beyond their traditional German and Czech archetypes? For homebrewers, Lager includes key brewing considerations as well as a selection of lager recipes.
The Naked Pint
An Unadulterated Guide to Craft Beer
Paperback ISBN: 0399161325
Two beer sommeliers provide a down-to-earth guide on craft and artisanal brews, explaining the difference between an ale and a lager, the basic science behind beer, home brewing and tips for improving one's palate.
The Complete Joy of Home Brewing
Paperback ISBN: 0060531053
An updated edition of the classic guide to home brewing provides a treasury of favorite recipes, advice, and lore provides for beginning through advanced homebrewers, explaining how to make all different types of beer--including stouts, ales, lagers, bitters, meads, and specialty beers--along with a history of beer, brewing science, and easy-to-follow instructions. Original.
The Homebrewer's Problem Solver
100 Common Problems Explored and Explained
Paperback ISBN: 1631593080
The Homebrewer's Problem Solver provides the information you need to avoid brewing problems and make good beer. Craft beer has exploded in popularity over the past few years, and for many beer lovers the natural progression is to try their hand at homebrewing. Once the preserve of a handful of dedicated aficionados, homebrewing is now more accessible and more popular than ever. Making beer is simple, right? Just take three ingredients - grain, yeast, water - mix them up, and let them ferment. Well, there's a lot more to brewing than that. And as anyone who has tried their hand at homebrewing knows, there's a big difference between the theory and the practice. The key to bridging that gap is spotting the signs of trouble and knowing how to respond. Whether you're a first-timer trying out a new hobby or an old hand looking to produce a finely crafted artisan ale, The Homebrewer's Problem Solver provides the information you need to nip problems in the bud -- and, better still, to avoid them in the first place. It contains 100 common homebrew snags and setbacks, spelling out the underlying causes and offering practical solutions learned by the author through years of experience. Handily divided into the key stages of the brewing process, The Homebrewer's Problem Solver will help you make a perfect porter, wicked weissbier, or awesome ale.
Tasty Recipes and Perfect Pairings for Brew Lovers
Paperback ISBN: 145213524x
As beer lovers well know, there has never been a better time to be a beer drinker. But all that beer begs for the right food to go with it! This collection serves up 65 globe-roaming and simple recipes from appetizers to snacks and main courses that go beyond typical pub grub with recommendations of beer styles and widely available must-try brews for each dish.Beer Bites is ideal for the growing cadre of craft beer lovers eager to explore the basics and nuances of beer and food pairings, whether they are hosting tasting nights or just enjoying one good brew at a time.
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.