- 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.
With hundreds of entries, including top-ten lists for "Best Dive Bars for Craft Beer Lovers," "Best Beer Festivals," and "Best Beer Cities," The Great American Ale Trail is sure to set anyone on their first beer pilgrimage.
Winner of the International Association of Culinary Professionals' Award for Best Cookbook in the Wine, Beer or Spirits category.
Garrett Oliver, award-winning Brewmaster and Vice President of Production of the Brooklyn Brewery, recognized by Gourmet Magazine as a "passionate epicure and talented alchemist", reveals the full spectrum of flavors contained in the more than 50 distinct styles of beer from around the world.
Most importantly, he shows how beer, which is far more versatile than wine, intensifies flavors when it's appropriately paired with foods to create a dining experience most people have never imagined. Garrett, along with photographer Denton Tillman, traveled throughout Europe visiting fellow brewmasters to trace the beers of the world to their sources. Back in the States, he met with the star chefs he has advised about beer. The resulting book is a motherload of information, lushly illustrated with Tillman's gorgeous photographs of the world's best beers and the breweries that produce them. Above all, THE BREWMASTER'S TABLE is a new way of thinking about beer - one that will bring this under-appreciated brew to the status it deserves.
Whether it's a Belgian wheat beer with a simple salad, a Brooklyn Pilsner to wash down spicy tacos, a pale ale alongside a porcini risotto with foie gras, or even a Framboise to accompany a dark chocolate brownie, beer is the perfect complement to any dining experience, at home in front of the TV or in a four-star restaurant.
He explains how beer is made, shows you its fascinating history, and then leads you through the amazing range of flavors displayed by the dozens of distinct styles of beer from around the world. Finally, he suggests beer pairings that will please your tastebuds and blow your mind. Whether you're a beer aficionado, a passionate cook, or just someone who loves a great dinner, this book will indeed be a revelation.
Do you know your bottom-fermenting from your cool brewing? From niche to social sensation craft beer has seen a huge spike in popularity. Covering 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 designing your own beer.
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.
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.
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.
"A great city should have great beer. New York finally has, thanks to Brooklyn. Steve Hindy and Tom Potter provided it. Beer School explains how they did it: their mistakes as well as their triumphs. Steve writes with a journalist's skepticism-as though he has forgotten that he is reporting on himself. Tom is even less forgiving-he's a banker, after all. The inside story reads at times like a cautionary tale, but it is an account of a great and welcome achievement."
--Michael Jackson, The Beer Hunter(r)
"An accessible and insightful case study with terrific insight for aspiring entrepreneurs. And if that's not enough, it is all about beer "
--Professor Murray Low, Executive Director, Lang Center for Entrepreneurship, Columbia Business School
"Great lessons on what every first-time entrepreneur will experience. Being down the block from the Brooklyn Brewery, I had firsthand witness to their positive impact on our community. I give Steve and Tom's book an A++ "
--Norm Brodsky, Senior Contributing Editor, Inc. magazine
"Beer School is a useful and entertaining book. In essence, this is the story of starting a beer business from scratch in New York City. The product is one readers can relate to, and the market is as tough as they get. What a fun challenge The book can help not only those entrepreneurs who are starting a business but also those trying to grow one once it is established. Steve and Tom write with enthusiasm and insight about building their business. It is clear that they learned a lot along the way. Readers can learn from these lessons too."
--Michael Preston, Adjunct Professor, Lang Center for Entrepreneurship, Columbia Business School, and coauthor, The Road to Success: How to Manage Growth
"Although we (thankfully ) never had to deal with the Mob, being held up at gunpoint, or having our beer and equipment ripped off, we definitely identified with the challenges faced in those early days of cobbling a brewery together. The revealing story Steve and Tom tell about two partners entering a business out of passion, in an industry they knew little about, being seriously undercapitalized, with an overly naive business plan, and their ultimate success, is an inspiring tale."
--Ken Grossman, founder, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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.