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Beer in America: The Early Years--1587-1840: Beer's Role in the Settling of America and the Birth of a Nation
Beer in America: The Early Years--1587-1840
Beer's Role in the Settling of America and the Birth of a Nation
Paperback      ISBN: 0937381659

One little-known aspect of early American history is the role of beer in its founding and formative years. This account of beer's imact on people and events that shaped the birth of a nation begins with the pre-colonial era and ends with America's emergence as an industrial power.

The Homebrewer's Companion
The Homebrewer's Companion
Paperback      ISBN: 0060584734

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.

Principles of Brewing Science, Second Edition: A Study of Serious Brewing Issues
Principles of Brewing Science, Second Edition
A Study of Serious Brewing Issues
Paperback      ISBN: 0937381748

Fix (mathematics, Clemson U.) looks at how fundamental science impacts the brewing of beer in an account that bridges professional brewing texts and standard texts on chemistry, biochemistry, and thermodynamics. The basic chemical pathways used by bacteria and wild yeast, chemical changes that occur during malting, and applying gas laws to carbonation and dispensation are among his topics. No date is noted for the first edition. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

How to Brew: Everything You Need To Know To Brew Beer Right The First Time
How to Brew
Everything You Need To Know To Brew Beer Right The First Time
Paperback      ISBN: 0937381888

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.

French Wine for Dummies
French Wine for Dummies
Paperback      ISBN: 0764553542

"Whether you are an avid collector or wine novice, this book offers an extensive resource in an accessible format."
--Charlie Trotter, Acclaimed Chef and Award-Winning Author

"This book is an invitation to discover the bountiful wine regions, each different from one another, and is an homage to the beauty and uniqueness of the delicious wines they produced."
--Georges Duboeuf, Les Vins Georges Duboeuf

"The diversity of French wine is one of its attractions, but it can seem perplexing...until you pick up this marvelous guide. The route is well -marked, easy-to-follow, and the destinations are delicious."
--Kermit Lynch, Wine Merchant and author, Adventures on the Wine Route

"...Ed McCarthy and Mary Ewing-Mulligan lead us by the hand down the road of adventure to discover the wines of France that they know so well.... In their relaxed, wise, and mischievous way, they show us the joy and pleasure of drinking French wine."
--Prince Alain de Polignac, Winemaker, Champagne Pommery

You no longer need to be confused or intimidated by French wine. Authored by certified wine educators and authors Ed McCarthy and Mary Ewing-Mulligan, French Wine For Dummies introduces you to the delicious world of fine French wine. Among other things, you'll discover how to:

  • Translate wine labels
  • Identify great wine bargains
  • Develop your own wine tastes
  • Match French wines with foods

Here's everything you need to know to sip and savor the best--and the best-value--Bordeaux, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Alsace, and other delicious wines. This lighthearted and informative guide covers:

  • The story of French wine and how it came to dominate the wine world
  • How the French name and label their wines and why
  • France's most important wine regions--including a region-by-region survey of the best vineyards and their products
  • France's other wine regions, including Champagne, Alsace, the Loire Valley, and others

So pour yourself a big glass of Beaujolais Nouveau, sit back, and enjoy the ride as Ed McCarthy and Mary Ewing-Mulligan take you on an intoxicating journey through the wonderful world of French wine.

An Omelette and a Glass of Wine
An Omelette and a Glass of Wine
Paperback      ISBN: 1558215719

Contains delightful explorations of food and cooking, among which are the collection's namesake essay and many other gems; with black-and-white photographs and illustrations.

Bartending for Dummies
Bartending for Dummies
3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 047005056x
1,000 + recipes and great party tips

Get the latest bar buzz on how to host, mix, shake, pour, and more

Want to concoct the perfect cocktail? From today's popular Mojitos and Martinis to classics like Manhattans and Margaritas, you'll be able to sip and entertain with a special twist. Get the scoop on everything from liquors, wine, and beer to Scotch, tequila, the latest tools of the trade, and more.

Discover how to:

  • Stock a bar
  • Mix exotic specialties and hot toddies
  • Experiment with new flavored rums, vodkas, and cordials
  • Garnish and serve drinks like a master mixologist
  • Cure hangovers and hiccups
Food & Booze: A Tin House Literary Feast
Food & Booze
A Tin House Literary Feast
Hardcover      ISBN: 0977312771

Food & Booze: A Tin House Literary Feast celebrates seven years of the dazzling writing and delicious recipes of Tin House magazine's Readable Feast and Blithe Spirits departments. Literature and gastronomy converge in an idiosyncratic survey of everything from lotus fruit, elk, and absinthe to bread, eggs, and brandy Old-Fashioneds. Ranging from the humorous to the lyrical, the historic to the personal, and humble to haute cuisine, this elegant collection includes pieces by writers such as Steve Almond, Lan Samantha Chang, Lydia Davis, Chris Offutt, Grace Paley, Francine Prose, Elissa Schappell, and Michelle Wildgen.

Classic Bottled Beers of the World
Classic Bottled Beers of the World
Hardcover      ISBN: 1853752193
300 Beers to Try Before You Die!
300 Beers to Try Before You Die!
Paperback      ISBN: 1852492139

From Belgian fruit beers to hoppy cask ales, small-production microbrews to Czech Republic lagers, this is a personal and comprehensive portfolio of international beers compiled by one of the world's leading beer writers. In this unique and beautifully illustrated collection, he has distilled decades of beer knowledge into an entertaining and indispensable guide to the ales that no beer lover should miss. The book divides beers by type, including bitters, best bitters, pilsners, brown and mild ales, pale ales, extra strong beers and bitters, old ales and barley wines, golden ales, porters and stouts, alt and amber ales, fruit beers, and beires de garde, each comprising an alphabetical listing of the beers. Many of the entries are fully illustrated, and each beer comes complete with a box panel for adding your own tasting notes. Information on the country of origin, beer strength, brewery, and a detailed description of the beer and its history are also given.