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Tasting Beer: An Insider's Guide to the World's Greatest Drink

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Beer. It's the most popular drink in the world. Enjoyed at ballparks, in home-away-from-home pubs, on the family room sofa, and in every kind of restaurant, beer is at ease in any setting. For all beer lovers who have known the pleasure of draining a pint, Randy Mosher explores and explains the complete tasting experience as it applies to all the wonderful brews of the world.

Beer may be the common beverage of the people, but it is far from simple. With 10,000 years of history, more than 900 identified flavors, dozens of styles, and thousands of breweries around the world, beer is as complex as its grape-based neighbors in the liquor stores. It is an artistic creation, brewed from dozens of possible ingredients and processed in hundreds of different ways. Mosher guides readers to a better understanding of how every batch of beer is affected by each of the brewmaster's choices — recipe formulation, brewhouse procedures, yeasts, fermentations, carbonation, filtration, packaging, and much more.

Beer can be light, dark, mild, strong, flat, or fizzy. Hundreds of tastes can be detected in beer, from resin to toast, and from apple to smoke. Readers will learn how to identify the scents, colors, flavors, and mouth-feel of all the major beer styles. There are also chapters on proper serving and storage conditions, and classic beer and food pairings.

The second half of the book is a style-by-style compendium of the different brews within major beer families, including American craft brews, British lagers, German ales, and Belgian Dubbels. For each style there are historical and regional facts, taste and aroma characteristics, seasonal availability, food pairings, and a few terrific recommendations for readers to sample.

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Mosher is a public speaker, teacher, and enthusiastic promoter of traditional beer styles; he is the author of two books and numerous articles and columns for All About Beer magazine. He offers a concise, visual guide to the world of beer, with just enough technical and scientific information to explain the principles without overwhelming the beer novice. Coverage includes beer history, the science of brewing, beer terminology, tasting and evaluation, presenting beer, pairing with food, and the wide range of beer styles. Detailed sections on various European brews and American craft brewing provide readers with helpful guidance in choosing and enjoying beer. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Mosher explores and explains the complete tasting experience as it applies to all the wonderful brews of the world. Readers can learn how to identify the scents, colors, flavors, and mouth-feel of all the major beer styles; maintain proper storage conditions; and enjoy classic beer and food pairings.

Synopsis:

For everyone who has known the pleasure of a pint, Randy Mosher explores and explains the tasting experience, guiding readers to a better understanding of how every batch of beer is affected by recipe formulation, brewhouse procedures, yeasts, fermentations, carbonation, filtration, packaging, and much more. Readers will learn to identify the scents, colors, flavors, and mouth-feel of all the major beer styles. There are also chapters on proper serving and storage conditions, and classic beer and food pairings. Finally, the book includes a style-by-style compendium of the different brews within major beer families, including American craft brews, British lagers, German ales, and Belgian Dubbels. For each style, Mosher includes historical and regional facts, taste and aroma characteristics, seasonal availability, food pairings, and a few terrific recommendations for readers to sample.

Synopsis:

Everybody knows how to drink beer, but few know how to really taste it. Tasting Beer is a lively exploration of the culture, chemistry, and creativity that make craft beers so wonderfully complex. Heighten your enjoyment of every glass with an understanding of the finer points of brewing, serving, tasting, and food pairing.

About the Author

Randy Mosher is a speaker, a teacher, a writer, an illustrator, a beer label designer, and an enthusiastic promoter of traditional beer styles. He is the author of Tasting Beer, The Brewer's Companion, and Radical Brewing, as well as many articles and columns for All About Beer. Mosher lives in Illinois.

Table of Contents

The Story of Beer
Sensory Evaluation
Brewing and the Vocabulary of Beer Flavor
The Qualities of Beer
Tasting, Judging, and Evaluation
Presenting Beer
Beer and Food
Anatomy of a Style
British Ales
The Lager Family
Continental Ales, Weissbiers, and Ale-Lager Hybrids
The Beers of Belgium
Craft Beer in America and Beyond
A Sip Beyond

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mattdev, January 12, 2011 (view all comments by mattdev)
This book is absolutely fantastic. Not only does Mosher cover the ways to breakdown and analyze a beer's characteristics, but he also provides a wonderful history of each style, region, and the beverage as a whole. The book is carefully categorized by broad styles, regions and specific styles so whenever you crack open a brew, you can quickly reference the notes as to what exemplifies the style.

Recommended reading for anyone who has even the slightest interest in the world's greatest drink!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781603420891
Author:
Mosher, Randy
Publisher:
Storey Publishing
Subject:
Beverages - Beer
Subject:
Beer
Subject:
History
Subject:
Brewing
Subject:
Beer -- History.
Subject:
Brewing -- History.
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Wines and Beer
Subject:
Cooking-Beverages - General
Subject:
Cooking/Entertaining
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20090231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.0 in

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"Synopsis" by , Mosher explores and explains the complete tasting experience as it applies to all the wonderful brews of the world. Readers can learn how to identify the scents, colors, flavors, and mouth-feel of all the major beer styles; maintain proper storage conditions; and enjoy classic beer and food pairings.
"Synopsis" by ,
For everyone who has known the pleasure of a pint, Randy Mosher explores and explains the tasting experience, guiding readers to a better understanding of how every batch of beer is affected by recipe formulation, brewhouse procedures, yeasts, fermentations, carbonation, filtration, packaging, and much more. Readers will learn to identify the scents, colors, flavors, and mouth-feel of all the major beer styles. There are also chapters on proper serving and storage conditions, and classic beer and food pairings. Finally, the book includes a style-by-style compendium of the different brews within major beer families, including American craft brews, British lagers, German ales, and Belgian Dubbels. For each style, Mosher includes historical and regional facts, taste and aroma characteristics, seasonal availability, food pairings, and a few terrific recommendations for readers to sample.
"Synopsis" by ,
Everybody knows how to drink beer, but few know how to really taste it. Tasting Beer is a lively exploration of the culture, chemistry, and creativity that make craft beers so wonderfully complex. Heighten your enjoyment of every glass with an understanding of the finer points of brewing, serving, tasting, and food pairing.
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