Everything You Need to Know to Enjoy Beer...Even More
ISBN10: 0449016129 ISBN13: 9780449016121 Publisher: Appetite by Random House Published: May 27 2014 Pages: 176 Weight: 1.00lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 7.00" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
There is a beer for every mood, food and occasion. And, with the growing number of beer festivals and microbreweries popping up worldwide, beer is finally getting the apreciation it deserves. For fans of this complex beverage, the overwhelming choices, brewing styles and traditions can be confusing to say the least. Enter beer specialist Mirella Amato. Amato is 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 accesible style. Broken down into fun, easy-to-read chapters, Beerology starts with an introduction to beer and tips on storing and cellaring, then leads into a guide on tasting beer. Amato explores what she categorizes as the four main beer "styles"--Light and Refreshing, Rich and Mellow, Bright and Lively, and Complex and Soothing--covering everything from the history and origins of specific brews, to recommended brands for 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. Her original take on pairing beer with food (including chocolate and cheese), is perfect for anyone with an inquisitive mind and an epicurean streak.