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Beer: Tap into the Art and Science of Brewing

Beer: Tap into the Art and Science of Brewing

Beer: Tap into the Art and Science of Brewing

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

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  1. J. List "Disenchanted"
    47 of 49 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Fairly Small Audience intended., February 22, 2006
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    This review is from: Beer (Hardcover)

    I read this book, cover to cover in a couple afternoons. Even then it took me that long only because I had to do some other things. I thought this was a very well-written book, and fairly informative. It was nice to have all of this information in one handy little volume, although this is by no means a reference work.

    My Likes: This book reads like a museum exhibit at a brewery. I like museums and I like brewerys. The author lets you see some of the more in-depth processes that are not done directly at the brewery, tells you about how the brewery does things and gives you a general feel for how the industry works.

    My dislikes: The Author glosses over a lot of stuff. Some things are dealt with in great detail (like the malting process) while some other things are generally passed over (like brewing and sparging). Granted, this may have been because the author did not want the reader to become bored and inundated with things that you can find in just about any home brewing book on the market.

    Buy this book IF:

    – You are very interested in the business of brewing.

    – You are a beer expert and need to own every book about beer.

    – You are a homebrewer intellectual who likes to know everything about what you are doing.

    Do not buy this book if:

    – You are looking for a detailed description of the chemical reactions and biological workings of beer.

    – You already own a brewery (or microbrewery)

    – You are looking for a book that will help you make better beer.

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  2. 8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Very good coverage of many aspect of brewing, April 20, 1999
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    This review is from: Beer (Hardcover)

    The author first introduces the history and evolution of brewing, explaining some of the hows and whys of beer-making. The scientific content of the book is very accurate and complete and is presented in a non-intimidating fashion. Finally, the sections on how the finished product is prepared, packaged and marketed gives a good understanding of what goes into it all before it arrives at the bar.

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  3. 3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Lots of information, but a little dated, August 24, 2008
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    DocBrewMaster (Lansing, MI USA) –

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    Professor Bamforth teaches an awesome beer and brewing class at UCD. Sadly his book is not as great and entertaining as his lecture. If you are an aspiring brewmaster, find a more in-depth book on beer. If you want to learn how to brew your own beer, find something on the internet. If you want to familiarize yourself with how beer is made and classified, along with impressing your friends at the bars, try this book out – its not that expensive and full of introductory material. The book is a little dated, most of the information about international brewing companies is quite outdated. Still, the general process of making beer hasn’t drastically changed much over the past few centuries.

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