There has never been a better time to drink quality beer. The number and variety of excellent beers in general circulation have never been greater, both in the pub (where guest ales and beer festivals are regular features) and in the supermarket. More people than ever are searching for an understanding of what makes a great beer, and this book meets that demand by presenting a hands-on course in beer appreciation, leading to an understanding of world beer styles, beer flavours, how beer is made, the ingredients, buying and storing beer, and more. So You Want… is the ideal book for anyone, from beginners to the more experienced, who wants to further their knowledge and enjoyment of beer.
The novelty of this book – and its key point of difference with other beer titles – is that it doesn’t just relate the facts but helps readers reach conclusions for themselves. Interactive tasting sections show readers, through their own taste-buds, what beer is all about. The book covers all the basics of beer knowledge (and more) and points readers in the right directions for a more in-depth understanding – towards places to visit, people to talk to and books to read.
Contents: The Story of Beer; The Magic of Brewing; The Tasting Experience; Beer by Style; Storing and Serving Beer; Judging Beer; Beer and Food Pairing; Jargon Busting.