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The Naked Pint: An Unadulterated Guide to Craft Beerby Christina Perozzi
Synopses & Reviews
For novice and experienced homebrewers alike, a year’s worth of homebrew recipes and how-tos that will arm you with the basic wisdom any homebrewer needs to build their brewing know-how.
In The Naked Brewer, Christina Perozzi and Hallie Beaune provide a spectrum of seasonal homebrew recipes with something for every beer-loving palate, from a Black Smoke Pale, Crisp Summer Kolsch, or Honey Chamomile Blonde perfect for summer, to heartier brews like a Pecan Pie Brown, Imperial Blood Red, or Fig and Clove Dubbel. This brewers’ handbook will help you master tricks like:
* Recipes for easy tinctures, syrups, and preserves that will become unique additions to your homebrew.
* The Top 10 Brewing Don’ts that will help you be the most successful brewer possible.
* How to make a whiskey barrel–aged beer by adding whiskey-soaked wood cubes to your brew.
* How to make a delicious German brew with just a fifteen-minute boil.
The Naked Brewer shows you how to make tasty, interesting, and innovative brews in the comfort of your home that you will be proud to share with friends.
Renowned beer sommeliers Perozzi and Beaune offer a down-to-earth guide to craft and artisanal brews that celebrates beer for what it truly is: sophisticated, complex, and flavorful.
From Stouts, Barleywines, and Lambics to food pairing, tasting, and homebrewing—this is beer as you’ve never known it before.
The Naked Pint is a definitive primer on craft brews that celebrates beer for what it truly is: sophisticated, complex, and flavorful. Covering everything from beer history to the science behind beer, food and beer pairings, tasting, and homebrewing, Perozzi and Beaune strip down America’s favorite beverage to its truest form. Whether you’ve just started wondering what life is like beyond the ice-cold six-pack or have already discovered your favorite Porter or IPA, The Naked Pint will help you unearth the power that comes with knowing your ales from your lagers.
Read Christina Perozzi and Hallie Beaune's posts on the Penguin Blog.
Move over, Merlot. Craft beer has finally found a place at the fine dining table.
Renowned beer sommeliers Hallie Beaune and Christina Perozzi offer a down-to-earth guide to craft and artisanal brews that celebrates beer for what it truly is: sophisticated, complex, and flavorful.
Beaune and Perozzi cover everything from beer basics to the science behind beer, food and beer pairings, home brewing, and tips for perfecting one’s palate. This edgy, no-nonsense guide exposes hidden truths, debunks every misconception, and reveals the power that comes with knowing an ale from a lager.
About the Author
Named "Best Beer Sommelier in Los Angeles" by Los Angeles Times Magazine in 2008, Christina Perozzi is the top female beer expert in Southern California.
Hallie Beaune is a beer sommelier who teaches the "Beer School" in Los Angeles and is the resident beer expert on the hit cable foodie show "After Hours with Daniel Boulud."
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