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Do you know your bottom fermenting from your cool brewing? From niche to social sensation, craft beer has seen a huge spike in popularity. Discussing every aspect of making and consuming, this satisfying book covers everything from equipment and ingredients to brewing, bottling and racking, with step-by-step guides, recipes and advice on creating your own beer.
Beer School An Insider's Guide to Craft Beer, the World's Greatest DrinkThe wonderful world of craft beers. Beer has come a long way in the 6,000 years since the first taste. The legends of the craft beer industry have made sure everyone's within reach of the perfect pint. But, how do you get the right brew for you? And, can you learn to make a beer that will add to the lager legacy? Beers of the world. Welcome to Beer School, brought to you by the heroes of YouTube sensation the Craft Beer Channel, a guide to everything you need to know about the wide and wonderful beers of the world. In Beer School, Jonny and Brad explain the intricacies of the finest artisan craft brews including: ales, lagers, porters, stouts, IPSs, and bitters. How to make beer. The lads have the inside scoop on everything from hop varieties and barrel aging, to serving temperatures and glassware. Beer School helps you learn how to make beer and how to get the most out of every sip. You will learn about: grain, mash, water, hops, boil, yeast, fermentation, serving, storing, pouring, and tasting. If you have read books such as The Complete Beer Course by Joshua M. Bernstein or The Beer Bible by Jeff Alworth, you will love Jonny Garrett's Beer School.
The original India Pale Ale was pure gold in a glass; a semi-mythical beer specially invented, in the 19th century, to travel halfway around the world, through storms and tropical sunshine, and arrive in perfect condition for a long, cold drink on an Indian verandah. But although you can still buy beers with 'IPA' on the label they are, to be frank, a pale imitation of the original. For the first time in 140 years, a keg of Burton IPA has been brewed with the original recipe for a voyage to India by canal and tall ship, around the Cape of Good Hope; and the man carrying it is the award-winning Pete Brown, Britain's best beer write. Brazilian pirates and Iranian customs officials lie ahead, but will he even make it that far, have fallen in the canal just a few miles out of Burton? And if Pete does make it to the other side of the world with 'Barry' the barrel, one question remains: what will the real IPA taste like? Weaving first-class travel writing with assured comedy, Hops and Glory is both a rollicking, raucous history of the Raj and a wonderfully entertaining, groundbreaking experiment to recreate the finest beer ever produced.
The contents of your pint glass have a much richer history than you could have imagined. Through the story of the hop, Hoptopia connects twenty-first century beer drinkers to lands and histories that have been forgotten in an era of industrial food production. The craft beer revolution of the late twentieth century is a remarkable global history that converged in the agricultural landscapes of Oregon's Willamette Valley. The common hop, a plant native to Eurasia, arrived to the Pacific Northwest only in the nineteenth century, but has thrived within the region's environmental conditions so much that by the first half of the twentieth century, the Willamette Valley claimed the title "Hop Center of the World." Hoptopia integrates an interdisciplinary history of environment, culture, economy, labor, and science through the story of the most indispensible ingredient in beer.
This completely updated second edition of the best-selling beer resource features the most current information on beer styles, flavour profiles, sensory evaluation guidelines, craft beer trends, food and beer pairings, and draft beer systems. You'll learn to identify the scents, colours, flavours, mouth-feel, and vocabulary of the major beer styles -- including ales, lagers, weissbeirs, and Belgian beers -- and develop a more nuanced understanding of your favourite brews with in- depth sections on recent developments in the science of taste. Spirited drinkers will also enjoy the new section on beer cocktails that round out this comprehensive volume.
A very popular title that reprints regularly, this book contains full instructions for making real draught ale, bottled and keg beers, lagers and stouts from around the world, all at a fraction of the price you would pay in a pub. Home brewing is now an established hobby backed by a mature industry that provides all the necessary ingredients as used by the commercial brewers. Many of the 107 recipes in this book have been adapted from information given by the breweries themselves about their particular beers, so first-class results are virtually assured. Beers replicated in this book include: Guinness; Carling Black Label; Worthington White Label; Thomas Hardy Ale; Greene King Pale Ale; Newcastle Brown Ale; Mackeson; Fullers ESB; Brakspears Special Bitter; Fullers London Pride; Eldridge Pope Royal Oak; Greene King Abbot Ale; Marston's Pedigree; Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Bitter; Theakstons' Old Peculiar; Wadsworth's 6X; Youngs Special Bitter; Stella Artois; Pilsner Urquell; Budweiser.
How punter power pulled the humble pint back from the brink, this is the surprising story of a very British consumer revolt! Following a cast of bloody-minded City bankers, hippie microbrewers, style gurus, a Python, and a lot of men in pubs, Brew Britannia tells the story of the campaign to revitalise the nation's beer which became the most successful consumer revolt in British history! Fifty years ago the future of British beer looked as bleak as the weak, sweet, bland and fizzy pints being poured, as colossal combines took over the industry, closing local breweries and putting profit before palate. Yet today the number of breweries is at a post-war high, with over a thousand in operation, membership of The Campaign for Real Ale organisation (CAMRA) exploding in recent years with over 150,000 active members and exciting new developments brewing. In a barn in Somerset, plans are afoot to ferment a beer-cider hybrid with wild yeast that blows on the wind, while in Yorkshire an almost extinct style of 'salty 'n' sour' wheat beer is being resurrected for the 21st century. Whether you drink traditional, CAMRA-approved 'real ale' or prefer a super-strong, fruit-infused, barrel-aged Belgian-style 'saison', this astonishing story from the authors of popular beer blog Boak and Bailey will have you thirsty for more!
Instantly acquire all the knowledge you need to prosper in the frothy world of beer appreciation. Never again confuse your grist with your gruit, your wort with your yeast, or your butt with your firkin (108 gallons versus nine gallons, since you ask). Bask in the admiration of your fellow drinkers as you pronounce confidently on the provenance of whatever is in your stein (or mouth), and hold your own against self-professed beer aficionados.
Beer and Food Matching combines great food with the world's best beers. Mark Dredge mixes great beer appreciation with delicious food pairings. Not only does this book tell you about some of the best craft beers out there, it also looks at the science of taste and the principles of matching beer with food, explaining which ingredients enhance a brew's flavour and what beer styles will complement everything from breakfast and barbecue to cheese and chocolate. Also included are over 40 beer-infused recipes like stout mac 'n' cheese or ribs in Belgian beer. With over 250 beers featured, it's ideal for anyone who loves a drink and a tasty bite to eat.
A follow up to The Complete Joy of Homebrewing, this companion guide is for homebrewers who have mastered the basics and want to take their beermaking to the next level. The Homebrewer's Companion is now completely revised and updated with more in-depth information. Charlie Papazian covers all areas of the process of beer making and answers commonly asked questions that arise. The book includes detailed charts and tables, the latest techniques and equipment information, and 60 new recipes. Charlie Papazian has thousands of followers, including professional brewers throughout the world who view him as a visionary brewmaster. Charlie's laid-back style and easy-to-follow instructions have inspired millions to try their hand at homebrewing. The newly updated edition of the book will expand on the art and science of brewing beer, understanding and making gluten-free beers, and pairing beer with food, as well as cooking with beers.
Winner of the BEST BOOK award by The North American Guild of Beer Writers (2019) Craft beer is changing everything about how people drink - and it's high time it was invited to the dinner table. "The introductions to styles and pairings are detailed yet clear, and the authors work hard to speak to both beginners and connoisseurs by explaining basics using sophisticated language." forbes.com The growth in craft beer is a full-blown phenomenon that is also making waves in the culinary sphere. Here, food writer and beer expert Claire Bullen answers the question: how do you successfully pair craft beer with food? Inside, 65 inspiring recipes - from cast-iron skillet pizza to harissa roast chicken - are matched with a diverse range of craft beers to enjoy with your meal. Soon you will see beer as not just a prelude to a meal, but rather as a drink that can work as well as wine when partnered with food.
Beginning in the UK in the 1600s with smoky brown beer and ending with current areas of innovation, this fun and interactive guide moves through time and across the world to tell the stories behind some of today's best-known beer styles, including German lagers, stouts, porters, pilsner, IPA, sour beers and more. Each chapter focuses on one of beer's key ingredients - malt, water, hops and yeast - sharing how, as each ingredient modernized over time, new flavours and styles emerged. With each change, Natalya offers a modern beer to try that will bring the section's story to life and help you truly taste the evolution of beer through the years. With five centuries' worth of information, stories, and fun facts to discover and 50 beers to taste, Beer: Taste the Evolution in 50 Styles breathes new life into the exploration of one of the world's oldest and most enduring drinks.
Beer has been brewed in England since Neolithic times, and this book combines a thoroughly enjoyable exploration of beer's history and built heritage with new in-depth research into the nuts and bolts of its production. Based around England's breweries, but occasionally ranging further afield, it tells the intriguing story of the growth of this significant industry. From Georgian brewing magnates who became household names - and their brewhouses notable tourist attractions - through magnificently ornate Victorian towers to the contemporary resurgence of microbreweries, the text throws new light on brewers and the distinctive architecture of their buildings. Detailed chapters explain what makes a brewery work, revealing the functions of sometimes enormous brewing vessels, the astonishing skills of coppersmiths and engineers, the work of heroic mill horses and the innovative steam engines which replaced them. The wider context of the brewing industry is also investigated, bringing out the breadth of the `beerscape', including those buildings put up with brewing profits such as the original Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. A brewery index allows readers to find which sites are extant and can still be visited. Traditional working breweries are to be treasured and celebrated, but complementing these, the book looks to the future, considering constructive redevelopment as part of our national brewing heritage. This fascinating and lavishly illustrated work shows how deeply interwoven beer and brewing are within English culture. If you care about beer, industry or England, this book is for you.
Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation is a resource for brewers of all experience levels. The authors adeptly cover yeast selection, storage and handling of yeast cultures, how to culture yeast and the art of rinsing/washing yeast cultures. Sections on how to set up a yeast lab, the basics of fermentation science and how it affects your beer, plus step by step procedures, equipment lists and a guide to troubleshooting are included.
No other book of this depth and scope approaches the subject of beer in the same way that beer lovers do - by style, just as a perfect pub menu is organized - and gets right to the pleasure of discovery, knowledge, and connoisseurship. Divided into four major families - ales, lagers, wheat beers, and tart and wild ales - there's everything a beer drinker wants to know about the hundreds of different authentic types of brews, from bitters, books, and IPAs to weisses, milk stouts, lambics, and more. Each style is a chapter unto itself, delving into origins, ingredients, description and characteristics, substyles, and tasting notes, and ending with a recommended list of the beers to know in each category. Hip infographics throughout make the explanation of beer's flavours, brewing methods, ingredients, labeling, serving, and more as immediate as it is lively. The book is written for passionate beginners, who will love its "if you like X, try Y" feature; for intermediate beer lovers eager to go deeper; and for true geeks, who will find new information on every page. History, romance, the art of tasting, backstories and anecdotes, appropriate glassware, bitterness units, mouthfeel, and more - it's all here. Plus a primer on pairing beer and food using the three Cs - complement, contrast, or cut. It's the book that every beer lover will read with pleasure, and use with even more.
Join the craft beer phenomenon by learning to brew and bottle your own beer, brewed the way you like it and using only basic home brewing equipment. Christopher Sidwa - head brewer and co-founder of wildly popular craft brewery Batch Brewing Co. - walks you through the entire process, from choosing the best ingredients to setting up your home brewery, a full guide to brewing techniques, even how to taste and assess your batch. There is no mistake Christopher hasn't made while brewing at home, so that you don't have to. This lively handbook assumes no prior knowledge and covers all the advice you need to start brewing great beer.
The Campaign for Real Ale is one of the largest and most successful consumer rights groups' operating in the UK today but it wasn't always that way...CAMRA at 40 is a collection of essays by beer writers, brewing industry representatives and a host of others involved with the Campaign for Real Ale. The book charts the campaigns four decades of history and looks forward to the future of real beer in Britain.
"Brew It Yourself" outlines the key methodologies for the two most common home brewing techniques: extract and all-grain brewing. Erik Spellmeyer provides professional advice on how to get started, introducing readers to the industry jargon and terminology, while giving clear instruction on the formalities of home brewing. The guide then encourages the reader to take what they learned and use that knowledge to create their own recipes and experiment on their ideas. Equipped with illustrations, images, a glossary, photographs, and step-by-step assembly instructions for building your own equipment, this is an all-in-one guide to getting started, no matter what your brewing knowledge.
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