Interweaving archaeology and science, Patrick E. McGovern tells the enthralling story of the world's oldest alcoholic beverages and the cultures that created them. Humans invented heady concoctions, experimenting with fruits, honey, cereals, tree resins, botanicals, and more. These "liquid time capsules" carried social, medicinal, and religious significance with far-reaching consequences for our species. McGovern describes nine extreme fermented beverages of our ancestors, including the Midas Touch from Turkey and the 9000-year-old Chateau Jiahu from Neolithic China, the earliest chemically identified alcoholic drink yet discovered. For the adventuresome, homebrew interpretations of the ancient drinks are provided, with matching meal recipes.
Jamil Zainasheff is a perennial award winner at the National Homebrew Competition finals and winner of over 500 brewing awards across all style categories. In this book he teams up with home-brewing expert John J Palmer to share award-winning recipes for each of the 80-plus competition styles. Using extract-based recipes for most categories, the
The essential handbook for the advanced brewer from America's #1 expert on homebrewing
The Homebrewer's Companion is for brewers who have read The Complete Joy of Hombrewing and discovered the fun and rewards of brewing their own beer and are now ready for more in-depth information. Papazian covers all areas of the process and answers commonly-asked questions that aris. The book includes detailed charts and tables, the latest techniques and equipment information, and new 60 recipes.
In the 1970s a handful of brewers in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia were tired of the traditional light and flavorless American beers and began exploring ways to make better beer brewed from local ingredients. The "microbrews" (as they were originally called) caught on, and the Northwest quickly became the center of the craft beer movement that is now flourishing and spreading across the United States, Canada, and the world.
Craft Beers of the Pacific Northwest is a suds-soaked adventure through the 115 key breweries and brew pubs in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. Lisa Morrison, aka The Beer Goddess, has included every brewery worth visiting, from pioneers like McMenamins, whose Hillsdale Brewery & Public House in southwest Portland was the first brewpub in Oregon, to a new generation of start ups like Upright Brewing, a production brewery that is creating French-Belgian inspired, open-fermented beers.
With 18 walkable pub-crawls, a beer primer and glossary, a list of the best bottle shops, Craft Beers of the Pacific Northwest has everything a beer lover needs to navigate the best of what the region has to offer.
Explore the rapidly expanding horizons of beer with this up-to-date guide to the world's great beers, whether you're in Boston, Dublin, Prague, or just your local bar.The Beer Book is a visual resource for beer lovers and beer geeks. In this revised and updated guide, learn to construct and expand your own list of favorites--and that it's okay to cheat on your "usual" beer. The Beer Book features every significant brewery in the major beer-brewing nations, covering over 800 breweries with tasting notes from local experts on more than 1,700 beers.
Gear up with the right equipment and take the hassle out of homebrewing. Karl E. Lutzen and Mark Stevens guide you through the best tools for all your brewing needs, from DIY homemade versions of commercial brewery equipment to simple devices that make brewing easier and safer. Learn which gadgets and gizmos work best for measuring, mashing, bottling, kegging, and more. With the proper tools close at hand you'll save both time and money, leaving you free to focus on enjoying your homebrewed beers.
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.
Introduces brewing in a easy step-by-step review that covers the essentials of making good beer. This book includes ingredients, methods, recipes and equipment information. It provides reference to intermediate techniques like all-grain brewing variations and recipe formulation.
Why should the professional brewmaster have all the fun? Now it is possible to brew good, simple beer at home without expensive equipment. This extensive reference book, the product of 80 home brewing sessions, is your technical guide to easy home brewing and covers every single aspect of the process in great detail. From establishing your workspace to assembling your raw materials to step-by-step coverage of the brewing process, this book is an essential ingredient in your home brewing operation. With detailed illustrations and photographs documenting the process, you will learn fermentation, bottling, brewing mistakes, and basic beer recipes. In addition, there is an entire chapter devoted to using new beer brewing machines as well as a comprehensive list of recipes for European specialty beers. All in all, this is the ideal home brewery guide for setting up and producing your own brew.
Don't fall victim to pitfalls home brewers stumble into, trust The Homebrewer's Problem Solver to provide the information you need to make the finest glittering, golden brews you've ever tasted.
Craft beer has exploded in popularity, and now it's time to try your hand at homebrewing. After all, 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 already 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.
The Homebrewer's Problem Solver 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.