From the author of "the definitive history of bourbon" (Sacramento Bee) comes "an irreverent but informative jaunt through the history of America and beer" (Chicago Tribune)
Dane Huckelbridge's masterful cultural history charts the wild, engrossing, and surprisingly complex story of our favorite alcoholic drink, showing how America has been under the influence of beer at almost every stage. From the earliest Native American corn brew to the waves of immigrants who brought with them their unique brewing traditions, to the seemingly infinite varieties of craft-brewed suds found on tap today, beer has claimed an outsized place in our culture that far transcends its few simple ingredients--water, barley, and hops. Despite the drink's ubiquity--Americans consume six billion gallons a year--the story of beer in the USA is as diverse and fascinating as the country itself.
Drawing upon a wealth of little-known historical sources, explaining the scientific breakthroughs that have shaped beer's evolution, and mixing in more than a splash of dedicated on-the-ground research, The United States of Beer offers a raucous and enlightening toast to the all-American drink.
If you've ever experienced the pleasure of a pint, Beerology is the ultimate guide to exploring, understanding and enjoying the world of beer.THERE IS a beer for every mood, food and occasion. And, with the growing number of beer festivals popping up worldwide, beer is finally getting the attention and appreciation it deserves. For the average beer lover, the overwhelming choices, brewing styles and traditions can be confusing to say the least. Enter beer specialist Mirella Amato - one of only seven Certified Master Cicerones (beer sommeliers) in the world. With an advanced brewing certificate behind her, readers will be in expert hands as they navigate the multifaceted world of beer, guided by Amato's refreshingly accessible style. Broken down into fun, easy-to-read chapters, Beerology starts with an introduction to beer and tips on storage and cellaring, then leads into a guide on tasting. Amato presents beer styles in four groups--Refreshing, Mellow, Striking, and Captivating--covering everything from the history and origins of specific brews, to brands that exemplify each type. She then gives tips on hosting beer-tasting parties at home, complete with beer games, and includes a chapter dedicated to beer cocktails (who's in for a delicious cucumber Pils?). Her original take on pairing beer with food--including chocolate and cheese--is perfect for anyone with an inquisitive mind and an epicurean streak.
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.
Take your home brewing to the next level Project Extreme Brewing features a trio of national experts who want to launch the flavor, body, and power of your brews into orbit.
Sam Calagione, founder of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, and Jason and Todd Alstr m, of BeerAdvocate, offer an authoritative primer on extreme brewing. Project Extreme Brewing is the new required reading for any serious home brewer. Inside you'll find the recipes for the most exciting and exotic beers around today.
Recipes from breweries around the country are at your fingertips. You'll see how brewing operations like Allagash, Lost Abbey, Shmaltz, and Beau's All Natural make their glittering beverages. Following along is easy, even if you're new to the home brewing scene, because all recipes come with step-by-step instructions and insider tips. Expand the definition of what great beer is. Show off to your friends and family members that you are the best source of home brew, by learning to brew at home with the experts
- 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 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.
With over one hundred exciting, inspiring recipes for cooking with beer and fantastic photography, this book will be a collector's dream. Featuring favorite recipes from Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine and our annual Cooking with Beer special issues, this book provides a unique collection of tested recipes from top chefs.
Christopher Cina is Executive Chef for the Breckenridge-Wynkoop dining concepts, overseeing the culinary teams, operations, and menus of the breweries' highly respected restaurants. He graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and has cooked in kitchens around the world.
Sara Dumford is a craft-beer enthusiast and culinarian with many years of experience.
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.