Beerology: Everything You Need to Know to Enjoy Beer...Even More
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If you’ve ever experienced the pleasure of a pint, Beerology is the ultimate guide to exploring, understanding and enjoying the world of beer.
THERE IS a beer for every mood, food and occasion. And, with the growing number of beer festivals popping up worldwide, beer is finally getting the attention and appreciation it deserves. For the average beer lover, the overwhelming choices, brewing styles and traditions can be confusing to say the least. Enter beer specialist Mirella Amato - one of only seven Certified Master Cicerones (beer sommeliers) in the world. With an advanced brewing certificate behind her, readers will be in expert hands as they navigate the multifaceted world of beer, guided by Amato's refreshingly accessible style.
Broken down into fun, easy-to-read chapters, Beerology starts with an introduction to beer and tips on storage and cellaring, then leads into a guide on tasting. Amato presents beer styles in four groups—Refreshing, Mellow, Striking, and Captivating—covering everything from the history and origins of specific brews, to brands that exemplify each type. She then gives tips on hosting beer-tasting parties at home, complete with beer games, and includes a chapter dedicated to beer cocktails (who’s in for a delicious cucumber Pils?). Her original take on pairing beer with food—including chocolate and cheese—is perfect for anyone with an inquisitive mind and an epicurean streak.
maestro, for his guidance and unwavering support. Cover Title Page Copyright Dedication Introduction PART ONE Beer Basics What is Beer? Storage & Cellaring Perfect Presentation How to Taste Beer PART TWO Beer Styles What is a Beer Style? Refreshing Brews Mellow Brews Striking Brews Captivating Brews Brews Beyond PART THREE Diving In How to Set Up a Beer Tasting Pairing Beer with Food Entertaining with Beer Beer Cocktails PART FOUR Glossary & Tools A Glossary of
syrupy. They have a medium body and are often perceived as being fairly dry. Most examples are bottle-conditioned (see this page), resulting in a carbonation that is bold but fine and feels creamy. The alcohol in these beers is usually hidden in the aroma and flavour but might come through as a slight warming sensation. The term dubbel means “double,” and likely dates from the Middle Ages, and the practice that monks had of brewing two beers from the same mash. The first part of the mash would
stages of fermentation or once it is complete. Overview Barrel aging can add all sorts of flavours to beer. Fresh barrels impart character from the wood used, oak being the most popular. Common barrel aging notes include coconut, almond, toast, clove, vanilla or leather, as well as hints of smoke, depending on the way the barrel was treated. Barrels that have previously been used for wine, spirits or cider will also transfer the character of these liquids into beer. Some barrels house
preserved and in which wood plays an integral role. For example, in the Flanders region of Belgium, the Rodenbach brewery ages a portion of its Flanders red-brown ales in large wooden vats that are over 150 years old. These days, as in the wine world, some brewers choose to impart wood character to their beers through barrel aging while others will use wood chips instead. This latter technique has its advantages; it allows the brewer to use stainless-steel vessels that are already present in the
The flavours present in cheese are quite varied, so the beers should be as well. What follows is a suggested selection of seven beer styles that, when assembled, should provide enough flavour variation to pair with a broad range of cheeses. Accompanying cheese varieties are also proposed. These suggestions are meant as a departure point to spark dialogue, keeping in mind that within each of the listed beer and cheese categories there is a large potential for variation in character, texture and