The booming worlds of artisan cheese and craft beer meet in this
first-ever guide, an introduction to two dozen popular craft-beer
styles and the cheeses that pair best with them. Gourmand Awards
winner---Beer category, USA. "Like a lot of cheese experts, I'm
convinced that the ultimate companion to cheese is, and always will
be, great craft beer. Don't believe me? Try it for yourself. This
beautiful, well-researched and tastefully written tome is the
perfect accompaniment to your journey. Cheers!" ---Greg Koch, CEO
& Co-Founder, Stone Brewing Co. / Stone Brewing World Bistro
& Gardens "The rise in cheese connoisseurship has coincided
with a delicious growth in quality beer appreciation. Janet draws
on her keen palate to describe nuances in the many different beer
styles and then recommends great cheese partners for each category.
Cheese & Beer is an excellent guide that explains how different
beers are crafted and what gives these different types their
synergies with superior cheeses." ---Max McCalman, author,
Mastering Cheese Cheese & Beer capitalizes on the rapidly
growing audience for craft beer in the U.S. and the enthusiasm
these passionate beer fans have for good cheese. Enhanced by the
author's reputation as a journalist and cheese authority, the book
fills a wide-open niche for consumer guidance in pairing craft beer
and cheese. The beer enthusiast who wants to know which cheeses to
pair with an IPA, porter or Trappist ale can easily find a
recommendation. Each style entry includes: Style Notes: a
description of that beer style---what defines it from the brewer's
perspective, and what to expect from the beverage in the glass.
Beers to Try Several recommended craft beers in that style, both
domestic and imported. Some of the breweries included from across
the country are: Boulevard Brewing (Kansas City, MO), Allagash
Brewing (Portland, ME), Brooklyn Brewery (Brooklyn, NY), Firestone
Walker (Paso Robles CA), Great Divide (Denver, CO), and Rogue Ales
(Newport OR). Cheese Affinities: In general terms, what types of
cheeses pair well with that style and why. Cheeses to Try Brief
profiles of three well-distributed cheeses (domestic and imported)
specifically recommended for that style and why More Cheeses to
Try: A list of other cheeses to pair with that beer style--so that
every reader should be able to find at least a couple of the
recommended cheeses The introductory chapter includes general
advice on pairing cheese and beer; and on selecting, storing and
presenting cheese. Six themed platters give readers ideas for
entertaining with beer and cheese.
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