The Oxford Companion to Beer

Garrett Oliver

1st position Winner of the 2012 gourmet Award for top on the planet within the Beer category.

For millennia, beer has been a favourite beverage in cultures around the globe. After water and tea, it's the most well-liked drink on the planet, and it truly is on the middle of a $450 billion undefined.

Edited by way of Garrett Oliver, the James Beard Winner for impressive Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional, this is often the 1st significant reference paintings to enquire the background and huge scope of beer. The Oxford spouse to Beer gains greater than 1,100 A-Z entries written via 166 of the world's so much favourite beer specialists. Attractively illustrated with over a hundred and forty pictures, the booklet covers every little thing from the rural make-up of assorted beers to the technical parts of the brewing technique, neighborhood results of brewing on areas all over the world, and the social and political implications of sharing a lager. Entries not just outline phrases equivalent to "dry hopping" and "cask conditioning" yet supply interesting information about how those and different innovations have an effect on a beer's style, texture, and recognition. Cultural entries make clear such themes as pub video games, nutrients pairings and the advance of beer types. Readers will get pleasure from vibrant debts of the way our ingesting traditions have replaced all through historical past, and the way those traditions fluctuate in numerous elements of the area, from Japan to Mexico, New Zealand, and Brazil, between many different nations. The pioneers of beer-making are the themes of biographical entries, and the legacies those pioneers have left at the back of, within the type of the world's most well-liked beers and breweries, are recurrent subject matters during the publication.

Packed with info, this finished source additionally contains thorough appendices (covering beer fairs, beer magazines, and more), conversion tables, and an index. that includes a foreword through Tom Colicchio, this publication is the fitting shelf-mate to Oxford's well known Companion to Wine and a fully imperative quantity for everybody who loves beer in addition to all beverage pros, together with domestic brewers, restaurateurs, newshounds, cooking college teachers, beer importers, vendors, and shops, and a number of others.

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