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Drinkology: The Art and Science of the Cocktailby James Waller
Synopses & Reviews
So a guy or a gal walks into a bar and orders a . . . what? A Belgian lambic? A German Hefeweizen? An American barley wine? Today, with thousands of beers being made in the U.S. and many, many imported ales and lagers available at taverns and retailers, the once-simple decision to have a beer may feel a little like drowning. Drinkology Beer to the rescue. James Wallerand#8217;s new book is written especially for beer lovers who have no idea what and#8220;spargeand#8221; or and#8220;IBUand#8221; might mean. After covering the basics of brewing, Waller provides an informative, witty, and accessible compendium of the globeand#8217;s beer styles, ranging from Abbey Ale to Zwickel. With special features including a roundup of and#8220;beer cultureand#8221; (such as beer songs and movies about beer), notes on touring breweries, and a selection of beer-cocktail recipes and food dishes you can make with beer, Drinkology Beer is a beer book completely unlike any other.
Praise for Drinkology Beer:
and#8220;If you need a little beer brush-up, or know someone who does, Drinkology Beer is one of the most fun educational beverage reads weand#8217;ve had in years.and#8221;
and#8220;The budding beer aficionado in your life will smile when you hand him a gift-wrapped copy of James Wallerand#8217;s Drinkology Beer: A Book About the Brew.and#8221;
and#8220;Iand#8217;ve been writing about beer for twenty years, so I know a bit about the subject, yet I learn something new every time I open this book. James Waller set out to write for the absolute novice and, in doing so, he reminds us experts that we can all stand to brush up on the basics.and#8221;
and#160;and#8212;John Foyston, MIX magazine
and#8220;You almost never get a writer as entertaining as Waller, who is so gifted that he could probably make a textbook on plumbing a scintillating read.and#8221;and#160;
For years, Drinkology has been the go-to guide to home bartending, equipping mixologists with everything they need to know to craft their own delicious cocktails. This fully revised and updated edition keeps all the essentialsand#8212;instructions on setting up a home bar, stocking it wisely, and mixing up some splendid drinksand#8212;while greatly expanding on the originaland#8217;s coverage.
The burgeoning universe of cocktail ingredients is explored and celebrated in new material on bitters, cachaand#231;a, and champagneand#8212;and a whole new chapter on sake-based mixed drinks. New sidebars detail the doand#8217;s and donand#8217;ts of infusing vodkas and making your own liqueurs. And the bookand#8217;s more than 400 recipes include all the classic cocktailsand#8212;from the Absinthe Drip to the Zombieand#8212;as well as dozens of new libations developed especially for this edition.
About the Author
James Waller is a writer and editor who lives in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. He is the author of STCand#8217;s Drinkology Wine and the forthcoming Drinkology Beer.
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