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Brewed Awakening: Behind the Beers and Brewers Leading the World's Craft Brewing Revolutionby Joshua M Bernstein
Synopses & Reviews
Fine wine has always had its expert guides to taste and terroir. Why not beer? Funky, young, and smart, this is the ultimate beer geek's companion, covering everything from the homebrew renaissance to nanobreweries to many of America's preeminent beer events and festivals.
There's a revolution brewing among craft beer makers: They're reviving long-forgotten recipes, dosing brews with wild yeasts to create new flavors, and using organic grains and hops to forge a delicious new frontier of beer. And no one's better equipped to tell us what's happening than Joshua M. Bernstein, former Gourmet.com writer and one of the world's foremost beer experts.and#160; He covers all of today's top trends, including high-alcohol, bourbon barrel-aged, cask-conditioned, and even gluten-free beers.
Designed to look just like Joshua's notebook and featuring labels and photos, this extreme guide is a one-stop shop for cutting-edge beer technology, taste, and information.
Craft distilling has exploded in the United States—and James Rodewald, former Drinks Editor for Gourmet magazine, takes an in-depth look at the intrepid characters at the forefront of the liquid revolution. He speaks to the men and women at the heart of this remarkable industry about the challenges they face, the rewards of their hard work, and the delicious spirits they make.
The bible of American whiskeys, bourbons, and ryes is updated! Arranged alphabetically by distillery and then brand, this revised edition features 300 whiskeysandmdash;with nearly 100 new entries. In addition to information on buying and choosing whiskey, every entry includes the makerand#39;s contact details and products, plus a full account of each bottling, including: age, proof, nose, color, body, palate, price, and rating.
With its unique and#8220;Periodic Table of Beerand#8221;and#8212;which organizes 96 styles by key ingredient or country of originand#8212;this guide takes a simple, scientific approach to help drinkers discover new favorites. Just look for your current preferred brews and see what similar styles will please your palate. Diagrams define the "atomic structure" of each beer so you'll understand its specific delights.
A Beer Lover's Guide to More than 250 Craft Beers, Ales, and Lagers
Find new brews to enjoy with the easy-to-use Beer: What to Drink Next. Simply look up whatever you like drinking on the Beer Select-O-Pediaand#8212;a periodic table of beer styles. Ninety different kinds of beer are organized by country of origin, leading you to a color coded chapter full of suggestions of what to drink nextand#8212;Belgian Trappist beer, German lagers, British and Irish ales, all manner of American beers, plus some unique category-busting hybrid creations. Each style includes a brief history, a description, three beers to try, and suggested food pairings; there's even a color diagram defining the beer's and#8220;atomic structureand#8221;and#8212;with tasting notes, fun facts, and recommended breweries.and#8221;
Craft distilling has exploded in the United States in recent years, and this in-depth look at the intrepid characters at the forefront of the liquid revolution will have you rethinking what's in your liquor cabinet—and possibly your career choice. James Rodewald, a veteran journalist who spent more than a decade at Gourmet magazine, most of that time as Drinks Editor, traveled the country talking to the men and women at the heart of this remarkable industry about the challenges they face, the rewards of their hard work, and the delicious spirits they make. Along the way, myths are shattered, phonies are unmasked, and drinks-as well as a few tears-are spilled.
About the Author
Joshua M. Bernstein has written for dozens of magazines, newspapers, and websites, including the New York Times, the New York Daily News, Travel+Leisure.com, Forbes Traveler, New York magazine, and Time Out New York. He has written a column for the New York Press for seven years and is a beer features writer for Imbibe. He is currently the beer columnist for AOL's and#147;Slashfood.and#8221; Brewed Awakening is his first book. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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