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An invitation to explore and savor the world of beer
Beer lovers everywhere will enjoy this friendly guide to the many pleasures of beer. Whether you prefer ale, lager, stout, light or dark beer, beverage writer and certified beer judge Peter LaFrance will lead you on a tour that will expand your knowledge and enhance your appreciation of beer. The only prerequisite: curiosity about beer and the willingness to discover new and wonderful varieties.
- What ingredients go into beer and how it is brewed
- What makes a beer "good" and how to pick the best beers from the United States, Canada, and Europe
- What differentiates the various types of beer and defines their distinctive personalities
- How to serve beer and enjoy it with food—a handy flavor chart matches your favorite beers with different foods
- What new pleasures the microbreweries have to offer
- How to store beer—and much, much more
Fully indexed, Beer Basics will serve as a trusty and knowledgeable companion as you enter a realm of new beer drinking possibilities.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 173) and index.
About the Author
Peter LaFrance is a consultant to restaurants and beverage companies on beer. Widely published as a journalist covering the beer, wine, and spirits business, he was also editor/publisher of On Tap and senior editor of Beverage Media. Mr. LaFrance has been certified as a beer judge by the American Homebrewers Association/Home Wine and Beer Trade Association.
Table of Contents
What Is Beer?
How Beer Is Made.
A Short History of Beer.
Styles of Beer.
Beers of the United States.
Beers of Canada.
Beers of Europe.
How to Serve Beer.
Beer and Food.