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Craft beer has in recent years seen an unprecedented surge in popularity across the United States and Canada. Tired of mass-produced beers, drinkers have gravitated toward handcrafted, small-batch and often local beers and many devotees have even begun to brew their own. This comprehensive book, written by an experienced craft brewer, provides background, discusses the ingredients employed, explains what equipment is required and details the step-by-step "how-to" of the brewing process. A perfect introduction to the world of craft beer, Making Craft Beer at Home demystifies the art of home brewing while providing an historical perspective on America's love affair with the drink, and shows why this often exquisite refreshment has taken its place at the table alongside fine wines and liquors.
Real ale and other craft beers have become increasingly popular over the past few years, and as a result more people have been compelled to try brewing their own beer. New book based on a best-selling classic CAMRA title * Practical pocket-sized reference book that provides an introduction to home-brewing in an easy-to-understand way * Includes recipes from leading British and international craft breweries for keen brewers to recreate at home *Suitable for first-timers trying out a new hobby or old hands looking to develop their brewing repertoire
The last few years have seen an explosion in the popularity of craft beers across the globe, with excellent new brews being produced everywhere from Copenhagen to Colorado, Amsterdam to Auckland. With more amazing beers available than ever before, it's hard to know which ones to choose. That's where Craft Beer World comes in. Gathering together over 300 of the most innovative and tastiest beers you need to try, and divided into 50 different categories, you will find the best of the best each style has to offer. Every category comes with an explanation of the key characteristics of the style - whether it's an American IPA bursting with citrusy C-hops or an Imperial Stout full of dark roasted malts - along with an example of a classic brew and a selection of cutting edge versions that are certain to become instant favourites. So whether you're looking for bitter beers or balanced flavours, a hit of hops or a hint of coffee, the reviews will point you in the right direction to find the perfect beer to suit your tastebuds. Also included throughout the book are interesting nuggets of beer information, covering everything from the catalyst that has caused the astonishing growth in craft beer through to matching beer with food and how to serve your drinks.
Following the explosion of interest in properly brewed beer, The Homebrew Handbook is here to provide the knowledge to allow beer enthusiasts to make their own. Packed full of 75 recipes for everything from stouts and porters to IPAs, wheat beers and pilsners, you will learn how easy it is to brew your own beers bursting with taste. So whether you like you like a hoppy, crisp finish, or a biscuity, malty taste, you are certain to find the right beer for you. A comprehensive techniques section provides all the key information needed to get started, explaining the key ingredients and how they work together, plus the equipment you'll need and how to set it up in your own home. Soon you will understand the intricacies of full-mash brewing and be well on your way to making beers you can be proud of. And the aim is to encourage you to experiment, not reproduce beers you have enjoyed in the past, but to master the basic types of beer, then go on to produce your own. It's how the some of the best microbreweries started, so why not follow their lead? Also included is advice from people who have started their own breweries, where they share a few secrets that will help you along the way.
Jamil Zainasheff is a perennial award winner at the National Homebrew Competition finals and winner of over 500 brewing awards across all style categories. In this book he teams up with home-brewing expert John J Palmer to share award-winning recipes for each of the 80-plus competition styles. Using extract-based recipes for most categories, the duo gives sure-footed guidance to brewers interested in reproducing classic beer styles for their own enjoyment or to enter into competitions.
Paul has a great fondness for beer and a wealth of knowledge about it. He has spent considerable time developing recipes in which beer plays a significant role, not as a gimmick, but as an essential flavouring. His recipes display a depth of knowledge about the flavours and qualities of various beers and the dishes that they best complement. The 80-plus recipes include both bold and subtle dishes, from traditional beerbased favourites such as Lamb Shanks in Guinness, to variations on classics, such as Beer-Braised Beef Osso Bucco, to those that use beer in unexpected but wholly delicious ways, such as Birramisu and Sticky Date Pudding. Key points include: friendly, approachable tone; notes on which beers go well with which dishes, both as an ingredient and to drink with them; and detailed, clearly explained methods.
Beer has been made in the small Midland town of Burton-on-Trent for centuries: ale brewed by the monks at Burton Abbey was sent to Mary, Queen of Scots in captivity. Then, in the eighteenth century, the introduction of Burton Ale began the town s rise to brewing prominence, a fame which was cemented forever with the production of the first cask of the world-famous India Pale Ale. Today, brewing continues to thrive in the area, and a small renaissance has taken place with the arrival of a clutch of new breweries alongside such national institutions as Marston's. Raise a glass to Burton's unique and heady history, and celebrate its diverse and delicious heritage with this fascinating and richly illustrated historical compilation by The Good Beer Guide's editor, Roger Protz.
Hard cider helped build North America, and this ode to the fermented drink sometimes referred to as scrumpy begins with a snapshot of that forgotten history and then goes on to present the most comprehensive guide to tasting and appreciating the diversity of today's rapidly growing cider movement. An overview of how cider is made and a tasting tutorial prepare readers for the heart of the book: Profiles of 100 ciders -- from dessert ciders, spiced ciders, and hopped ciders to perry -- along with 30 recipes for pairing and cooking with cider, plus 30 cider-based cocktails. More than two dozen stories bring to life the men and women who produce some of the hottest craft ciders around -- including 2 Towns Ciderhouse in Oregon, Blackbird Cider Works in New York, and Cidrerie Michel Jodoin in Quebec.
A Freewheeling History of the All-American Drink
Discover the science of beer and beer making Ever wondered just how grain and water are transformed into an effervescent, alcoholic beverage? From prehistory to our own time, beer has evoked awe and fascination; it seems to have a life of its own. Whether you're a home brewer, a professional brewer, or just someone who enjoys a beer, The Chemistry of Beer will take you on a fascinating journey, explaining the underlying science and chemistry at every stage of the beer making process. All the science is explained in clear, non-technical language, so you don't need to be a PhD scientist to read this book and develop a greater appreciation for the world's most popular alcoholic drink. The Chemistry of Beer begins with an introduction to the history of beer and beer making. Author Roger Barth, an accomplished home brewer and chemistry professor, then discusses beer ingredients and the brewing process. Next, he explores some core concepts underlying beer making. You'll learn chemistry basics such as atoms, chemical bonding, and chemical reactions. Then you'll explore organic chemistry as well as the chemistry of water and carbohydrates. Armed with a background in chemistry principles, you'll learn about the chemistry of brewing, flavor, and individual beer styles. The book offers several features to help you grasp all the key concepts, including: * Hundreds of original photographs and line drawings * Chemical structures of key beer compounds * Glossary with nearly 1,000 entries * Reference tables * Questions at the end of each chapter The final chapter discusses brewing at home, including safety issues and some basic recipes you can use to brew your own beer. There's more to The Chemistry of Beer than beer. It's also a fun way to learn about the science behind our technology and environment. This book brings life to chemistry and chemistry to life.
Foreword by Master Cicerone Rich Higgins Discover a world of beer with this sensational handbook, packed with style guides, how-tos, and fascinating anecdotes about the origins and evolution of both well-known and esoteric beers-and ten unique "scratch and sniff" stickers devoted to aromas inherent in your favorite brews. To truly know a beer, it isn't enough to taste it. You must breathe in its distinctive aroma-a specialty blend of hops, malt, water, and yeast that differentiate one beer style from another. Divided into eight chapters, each segment of this book introduces you to a new aspect of beer. Whether illuminating the process of making beer, or teaching you how to start your very own at-home beer cellar, The Scratch & Sniff Guide to Beer bursts with fun information and factoids to dispense at your next bottle share-a wealth of insider knowledge that adds body, depth, and flavor to every page. The Scratch & Sniff Guide to Beer is for anyone who has even delighted in the pleasures of an aged lambic, marveled at the crispness of properly made pilsner, or longed to seek out some of the world's most unique brews.
Lager - it's both the world's most loved and most maligned of beers, enjoyed by billions the world over but often sneered at by beer aficionados. But lager is much more than just generic brands. The history of styles of lager around the world is a fascinating one, full of urban myth and legend. Did you know pilsner's forebears were spawned by industrial espionage (involving syringes in umbrellas to steal yeast samples)? Or that the world-famous Louis Pasteur played a huge role in ensuring the improvement of brewing standards, especially in lager, just too annoy his German neighbours? Or that the best-selling lager in the world is 'yellow Snow'? In The Little Book of Lager, award-winning beer writer, Melissa Cole, takes you through a fun and informative romp around the world of lager and the surprising array of different styles. The book covers over 100 different lagers and takes you from the fun and frivolities of Oktoberfest to the recent rise in craft lager. Full of nuggets of trivia, fun facts, what to eat with each type and where to find them (or something that you'll enjoy equally), it's designed to reignite people's passion for an underrated beer style.
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Take your home brewing to the next level! Project Extreme Brewing features a trio of national experts who want to launch the flavor, body, and power of your brews into orbit. Sam Calagione, founder of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, and Jason and Todd Alstroem, of BeerAdvocate, offer an authoritative primer on extreme brewing. Project Extreme Brewing is the new required reading for any serious home brewer. Inside you'll find the recipes for the most exciting and exotic beers around today. Recipes from breweries around the country are at your fingertips. You'll see how brewing operations like Allagash, Lost Abbey, Shmaltz, and Beau's All Natural make their glittering beverages. Following along is easy, even if you're new to the home brewing scene, because all recipes come with step-by-step instructions and insider tips. Expand the definition of what great beer is. Show off to your friends and family members that you are the best source of home brew, by learning to brew at home with the experts!
The Good Beer Guide is fully revised and updated each year and features pubs across the United Kingdom that serve the best real ale. Now in its 42nd edition, this pub guide is completely independent with listings based entirely on nomination and evaluation by CAMRA members. This means you can be sure that every one of the 4,500 pubs deserves their place, plus they all come recommended by people who know a thing or two about good beer. The unique 'Breweries Section' lists every brewery - micro, regional and national - that produces real ale in the UK, and the beers that they brew. Tasting notes for the beers, compiled by CAMRA-trained tasting teams, are also included. The Good Beer Guide 2015 is the complete book for beer lovers and a must-have for anyone wanting to experience the UK's finest pubs.
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