Beer Is Proof God Loves Us: Reaching For The Soul Of Beer And Brewing (paperback)

Paperback | September 29, 2010

byCharles W. Bamforth

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Beer Is Proof God Loves Us is a funny, engaging, and downright joyous examination of the whole world of beer and brewing. Your guide, Charlie Bamforth, may be the world's #1 expert on every aspect of beer. After a worldwide search, he was selected as the first Anheuser-Busch Professor of Brewing Science at the University of California, Davis. Now, he presents the most compelling social history of beer ever written: where it came from, where the brewing business stands now, and what the future holds. In this far-reaching book, he reveals:

 

·    The extraordinary complexity and artistry that can be found in great brewing

·    The factors that impact beer quality and wholesomeness

·    Centuries-old cultural values embedded in good beer

 

Bamforth also explains what the rise of new craft breweries means to beer drinkers and what the latest global trends will have on beer consumption. The book concludes with a look to the future, illustrating how environmental issues will change the brewing industry and addressing radical new approaches to brewing, such as Happoshu and malternatives.

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Beer Is Proof God Loves Us is a funny, engaging, and downright joyous examination of the whole world of beer and brewing. Your guide, Charlie Bamforth, may be the world's #1 expert on every aspect of beer. After a worldwide search, he was selected as the first Anheuser-Busch Professor of Brewing Science at the University of California...

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“A delightful book that not only reaches the soul of brewing but also tells us much about the soul and humanity of the author. Bamforth skillfully weaves a holistic and philosophical story about our complex society and the positive role that beer has, does, and will play in it. It is a joy to read and will leave the reader refreshed i...

Charles W. Bamforth has been in the brewing industry for 32 years, including 13 years in research, 11 in academia, and 8 with the famed brewing company Bass. After an international search, he was selected as UC Davis’ first Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting and Brewing Sciences. His Web site gives fuller details of his caree...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8 × 5.4 × 0.7 inPublished:September 29, 2010Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0133925412

ISBN - 13:9780133925418

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Table of Contents

Preface     xiii

Introduction     xv

Chapter 1: Global Concerns     1

Chapter 2: The Not-So-Slow Death of a Beer Culture     23

Chapter 3: Barbican, Balls, and Beyond     39

Chapter 4: On The Other Hand: The Re-Birth of a Beer Ethos     49

Chapter 5: So What Is Quality?     65

Chapter 6: Despite the Odds: Anti-Alcohol Forces     79

Chapter 7: Societal Issues     93

Chapter 8: Looks Good, Tastes Good, and…     101

Chapter 9: Whither Brewing?     115

Chapter 10: God in a Glass     123

Conclusion     129

Endnotes     133

Appendix A: The Basics of Malting and Brewing     213

Appendix B: Types of Beer     219

About the Author     223

Index     225