Beer A Tasting Course: A Flavor-Focused Approach to the World of Beer (Hardcover)
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Develop your palate and become your own beer sommelier.
Beer is now brewed in a dizzying variety of styles, available to enjoy like never before. Let’s drink to this diversity with a new appreciation of just how complex and mind-expanding beer can be.
Crack open this book and enjoy a series of guided tastings of more than 50 different beer styles—from smoked black lager to sour-fermented wild ales, triple green-hopped IPAs and cask-matured barley wines. With each tasting, you will learn to identify how aroma, taste, texture, and finish all combine to create the distinctive flavor profile of the particular beer style. You will discover which unique ingredients and aspects of the brewing process combine to produce each style, while quick reviews of the best examples from around the world will lead you to explore further.
To help establish your beer palate, the course starts with a solid grounding in the range of flavors found in beer and the art of detecting them—opening your nose, mind, and throat to the complete sensory experience of flavor and pouring the perfect glass!
Travel through time and across the globe to grasp the ongoing story of beer, its heritage, and its innovation. Also learn how to pair beer with food and to cook with beer. In the end, you always return to what really matters: that miraculous glass of cold, liquid joy.
About the Author
Mark Dredge is an award-winning beer writer and TV presenter. Mark repeatedly won Beer and Food Writer of the Year in 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2016 at the British and American Guild of Beer Writers - also winning Beer and Travel Writer of the Year in 2016. His published works include A Brief History of Lager, Beer and Food, Cooking with Beer, The Best Beer in the World, The New Craft Beer World, The Beer Bucket List, The New Craft Beer World, and Beer and Veg. Mark presents on ‘Sunday Brunch’ as Channel 4’s beer expert and is an international beer judge, attending top competitions such as the World Beer Cup and the Great American Beer Festival. He also co-runs BeerDredge, where he continues to share knowledge on all things Beer.