The Complete Guide to the World's Great Brews
The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Beer is the definitive work on beer
and beer drinking. You don't have to have participated in a three-legged pub
crawl, drunk a yard of ale or have a pewter tankard hanging on an oak beam
in the snug to enjoy this book ... But it might give you the taste for it!
This book guide you through various topics, richly illustrated with
240 phographs and 100 beer labels.
- The making of beer:
How hops, barley, malt, yeast and water coalesce into the world's most
popular alcoholic beverage, plus an introduction to the diverse ale
and lager families.
- The world A to Z of beer:
Description of various regions around the world, and
the beer brewed there. Everything from the well known Europeian brands
to the less known Chinese ones.
- The history of beer:
The eritage of beer extolled - encompassing drinking beer
through straws in Ancient Egypt, wassailing in Viking halls, imbibing in
medieval monasteries and dodging Prohibition in the America of the 1920s.
- Gazetteer of pubs, bars and taverns:
Where to find and have fun drinking the great beers of the world,
including features on famous beer festivals.
- The beer buisness:
How beer is marketed and sold worldwide.
- Beer culture:
A celebration of the multifarious pleasures of
beer drinking - whether it's sipping fruit beers in a
Continental café or enjoying beery sing-songs round the
Written by Roger Protz
Webtender's rating: 5/6
Publisher: Smithmark Publishers
224 pages, Hardcover