Beer: Tap into the Art and Science of Brewing

January 10, 2019 - Comment

Written by one of the world’s leading authorities and hailed by American Brewer as “brilliant” and “by a wide margin the best reference now available,” Beer offers an amusing and informative account of the art and science of brewing, examining the history of brewing and how the brewing process has evolved through the ages. The

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Written by one of the world’s leading authorities and hailed by American Brewer as “brilliant” and “by a wide margin the best reference now available,” Beer offers an amusing and informative account of the art and science of brewing, examining the history of brewing and how the brewing process has evolved through the ages. The third edition features more information concerning the history of beer especially in the United States; British, Japanese, and Egyptian beer; beer in the context of health and nutrition; and the various styles of beer. Author Charles Bamforth has also added detailed sidebars on prohibition, Sierra Nevada, life as a maltster, hopgrowing in the Northwestern U.S., and how cans and bottle are made. Finally, the book includes new sections on beer in relation to food, contrasting attitudes towards beer in Europe and America, how beer is marketed, distributed, and retailed in the US, and modern ways of dealing with yeast.

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Anonymous says:

Classic brewing book used by many courses for brewing certificates … Classic brewing book used by many courses for brewing certificates and degrees. I found Dr. Bamforth’s information about consistency of quality and the “business of brewing” very informative, less science and chemistry than I expected.

Anonymous says:

Amazing Book I bought this book because I took the course taught by the author of the book, Professor Charles Bamforth aka “Good Evening Charles.” While I loved the class immensely, the book was a bit more difficult to love. The book itself attempts to be as humorous as Prof. Bamforth and while it does have a humorous tone, it sadly falls short. However, for what it lacks in Prof. Bamforth’s colorful personality, it is extremely informative, with detailed explanations of every step in the the brewing…

Anonymous says:

Great book for getting to know beer Great book! I’m new in the beer world and wanted to have a quick look into process, ingredients and the art of brewing and it really gave me an idea. You will definitely not be a brewer after reading it, but you will be able to understand beer labels and reviews in teh internet. At least you’ll know what they are talking about. I’m giving it 4 stars because there is a really tedious part where it gets too much chemistry on it, maybe someone will like it, ofr me that was the only boring part.

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