Beer For Dummies 2nd Edition

From the Back Cover
The fun and friendly guide to all things beer
Whether you’re new to beer or an enthusiast eager to get “hopped” up on all things related to the brew, Beer For Dummies helps you quickly educate your palate ― from recognizing the characteristics of ales, lagers, and other beer styles to understanding how to taste and evaluate beer. Plus, you’ll discover the best beer events around the world, as well as simple tips for buying and serving beer like a connoisseur.

The “suds” and bolts of beer ― gain an understanding and appreciation of beer in its many forms, get to know the ingredients used to make it, and grasp how it’s brewed

Tap into expert beer knowledge ― get the 411 on ales versus lagers, explore barrel-aged and wood-aged beer, and take a look at specialty and extreme beers

Roll out the barrels ― cut through mysterious label lingo, decode beer-tasting jargon, and get the know-how to buy and enjoy beer with confidence

Pour it on ― find out the right temperature to serve beer, how to choose the proper glassware, and tips for pouring like a pro

Ready, set, brew! ― get step-by-step instructions on brewing your very own batch of beer at home with a simple kit

Open the book and find:
The various styles of beer found around the world
Details on the latest and greatest types of beer available
Beer tasting and travels in North America, Europe, Asia, and elsewhere
Ideal serving temperatures and techniques for different types of beer
How to taste and evaluate beer
The essentials on beer-and-food pairings
Recipes for cooking with beer

Learn to:
Familiarize yourself with various styles of beer from around the world
Grasp the ingredients and processes that brewers use to make beer
Buy, serve, and enjoy beer wisely

About the Author
Marty Nachel is a beer educator, an award-winning homebrewer, a BJCP Certified Beer Judge, on the panel of professional beer judges at the Great American Beer Festival, and a former beer evaluator at the Beverage Testing Institute. He is also the founder and administrator of the Ale-Conner Beer Certification Program.

Steve Ettlinger is the author of seven books, most of which are about food and food-related subjects. His most recent is Twinkie, Deconstructed.

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Details how to make five cheeses, including Mozzarella, Chevre, and Ricotta
Supplemented with a 16-page photo insert
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