256 pages, 9.31 × 7.06 × 0.81 in
February 11, 2009
Storey Publishing, LLC
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1603420894
ISBN - 13: 9781603420891
About the Book
Mosher explores and explains the complete tasting experience as it applies to all the wonderful brews of the world. Readers can learn how to identify the scents, colors, flavors, and mouth-feel of all the major beer styles; maintain proper storage conditions; and enjoy classic beer and food pairings.
Table of Contents
The Story of Beer
Brewing and the Vocabulary of Beer Flavor
The Qualities of Beer
Tasting, Judging, and Evaluation
Beer and Food
Anatomy of a Style
The Lager Family
Continental Ales, Weissbiers, and Ale-Lager Hybrids
The Beers of Belgium
Craft Beer in America and Beyond
A Sip Beyond
From the Publisher
For everyone who has known the pleasure of a pint, Randy Mosher explores and explains the tasting experience, guiding readers to a better understanding of how every batch of beer is affected by recipe formulation, brewhouse procedures, yeasts, fermentations, carbonation, filtration, packaging, and much more. Readers will learn to identify the scents, colors, flavors, and mouth-feel of all the major beer styles. There are also chapters on proper serving and storage conditions, and classic beer and food pairings. Finally, the book includes a style-by-style compendium of the different brews within major beer families, including American craft brews, British lagers, German ales, and Belgian Dubbels. For each style, Mosher includes historical and regional facts, taste and aroma characteristics, seasonal availability, food pairings, and a few terrific recommendations for readers to sample.
From the Jacket
The Portable Beer Expert
Uncapping the Secrets in Every Bottle
Everybody knows how to drink beer, but few know how to really taste it. Tasting Beer is a lively exploration of the culture, chemistry, and creativity that make craft beers so wonderfully complex. Heighten your enjoyment of every glass with an understanding of the finer points of brewing, serving, tasting, and food pairing.
About the Author
Randy Mosher is the author of Tasting Beer and a nationally recognized expert on beer and brewing. He writes for virtually all of the national beer and brewing-related publications, has lectured to audiences across the United States, and has taught beer style courses. He is active in the leadership of the Chicago Beer Society, the American Homebrewers Association, and the Brewers Association. He is also a partner in and the creative director for 5 Rabbit Cerveceria, a brewery in Bedford Park, Illinois. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.
"A radical passion for brews." -Bob Townsend