Artisan Beer: A Complete Guide to Savoring the World's Finest Beers

Artisan Beer: A Complete Guide to Savoring the World's Finest Beers

Gary Monterosso

Language: English

Pages: 160

ISBN: 1580801684

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Here is an introduction to the richly diverse world of quality artisan beers. As most beer lovers know, the world of beer has grown far beyond the common pilsener-style beers brewed by the millions of barrels by conglomerate breweries. Today beers rival wine in complexity, variety, and sophistication. In ARTISAN BEER, Gary Monterosso explores this new beer landscape to enrich the beer experience for every drinker.
The book surveys styles of beer, from ales and lagers to porters, lambics, and stouts, encouraging beer enthusiasts to sample and appreciate unusual beers from around the world. The book looks at pairing beer with food, an intriguing culinary frontier, with advice on beer choices that pair with everything from roast chicken to dark chocolate. One chapter details a “dream team” case of 24 beers every beer lover must find and try, for their excellence and singularity. And the author covers how to hold a beer tasting, strategies for maximizing your enjoyment of beer festivals, how to select and store beers for aging, and much more.
Any beer enthusiast will find ARTISAN BEER a rewarding read.

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