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Oxford Companion to Beer

Edited by Garrett Oliver
Forward by Tom Colicchio

The Oxford Companion to Beer
The first major reference work to investigate the history and vast scope of beer, The oxford Companion to Beer features more than 1,100 A-Z entries written by 166 of the world's most prominent beer experts. Attractively illustrated with 140 images, the book covers everything from the agricultural makeup of various beers to the technical elements of the brewing process, local effects of brewing on regions around the world, and the social and political implications of sharing a beer. Entries not only define terms such as "dry hopping" and "cask conditioning" but give fascinating details about how these and other techniques affect a beer's taste, texture, and popularity. Cultural entries shed light on such topics as pub games, food pairings and the development of beer styles. Readers will enjoy vivid accounts of how our drinking traditions have changed throughout history, and how these traditions vary in different parts of the world, from Japan to Mexico, New Zealand, and Brazil, among many other countries. The pioneers of beer making are the subjects of biographical entries, and the legacies these pioneers have left behind, in the form of the world's most popular beers and breweries, are recurrent themes throughout the book.

Hard cover: 848 Pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN 978-0-19-536713-3
Product Dimensions: 7 x 10 inches
Product Categories: Books: Brewing Science
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