- Tapa blanda: 320 páginas
- Editor: Mitchell Beazley (7 de noviembre de 2017)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 1784723908
- ISBN-13: 978-1784723903
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Best Beers: The indispensable guide to the world's beers (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 7 nov 2017
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Written by two of the world's leading beer experts, with the help of a team of international contributors, The Pocket Beer Book takes you from the Bock beers of Germany to the Trappist beers of Belgium, the complex bitters and stouts of Britain to the cutting-edge brews of North America. This expert selection covers the extraordinary variety the world's beers now have to offer.
Tasting notes, organised by country, provide succinct commentary on the chosen beers and cover the brewery and each beer's key characteristics. With 4,300 beers featured, this book encompasses more familiar established beers as well as exciting new discoveries from the myriad craft breweries that are emerging around the world, covering 80 countries.
Punctuating the tasting notes is information on "beer destinations", specific places where you can best experience a beer in situ. An extensive introductory chapter to the book also covers styles of beer and food and beer pairings.
Biografía del autor
Tim Webb began writing about better types of beer when most of what could be said had to be reported in the past tense. During six years on the board of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) he ran Britain's national beer festival and co-founded CAMRA's publishing company. He has written Good Beer Guide Belgium continuously since 1992 and has won awards for beer writing in four countries. In a career spanning over 40 years he has witnessed and chronicled the return of the craft of beer brewing, perhaps the most extraordinary consumer-led revolution of modern times.
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When the book first arrived, one of the first things I wanted to know was whether one of the breweries nearby had any beers recommended by the guide. So, I looked for Rhinegeist. I looked in the index: nothing. And at that point, I assumed there must not be any beers from that Cincinnati brewery. Well, I was wrong. There is one beer from Rhinegeist. But here is how I found it: I started looking through the 27 pages of beers from the USA, which are listed alphabetically by the name of the beer. 25 pages of searching, and there it was: Rhinegeist's "Truth" beer. In the index, Truth can be found under "T". But its brewery cannot be found anywhere in the index.
Note that there are some breweries that are highlighted throughout the book. That's a nice feature, and those few breweries are listed in the index. But I would love to be able to search by brewery. This book would benefit a lot from a Kindle version, since Kindle books are searchable.
On the positive side:
* The index includes a list of beer styles. Look up "Porter" in the index, and you'll find all the pages that list a porter-style of beer.
* There's some nice introductory material that talks about beer styles, beer strength, regional naming conventions, seasonal beers, and more. This is good for me, because I am a novice when it comes to beers.
* There are a lot of beers in here, 2000 at least, each with a brief description from a beer expert.
* The book is arranged by country. If you are visiting a country (or are looking for beers in a shop that is arranged by region), then this book would be good to bring along.
In the end, I think this book is best for someone who says, I want a German beer...let's see what's recommended, and see if I can find any of them here at this shop or restaurant.
The two give readers a good introduction to beers. They write about beer styles; the traditions; the differences between ale, lager, kolsch, altbier, steam beer, California common beer, and lambic; about the various colors; strengths; grains; hops and other flavorings; adjectives used to describe beers; seasonal offerings; as well as suspect styles and tenuous trends; among other things such as the two worlds of beer.
What follows in the well-designed book of 320 pages is a breakdown discussion of beers by regions: Western Europe, Scandinavia, Central and Eastern Europe, North America, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand, Asia and the Middle East, and Africa. The book includes a comprehensive index of 15 pages.
The authors, of course, are unable to describe every beer produced throughout the world among the 2,000 they discuss, only two, for example are mentioned for Israel, but of those mentioned, they give basic information, such as a description of the beer, where it is brewed in the country, and its alcohol percentage. For example, German Bock is 6.8 percent and German Curator Doppelbock is 9 percent, while American Bourbon County Brandstout is 13.8 percent, the percentage of many wines.
For this then, this is not an exhaustive list of all craft brews in the world, nor a 'best of'. It is simply a book where most of the time a native to a particular country gives their list of best brews in the vicinity. There are over 2000+ beers to go through, each with its residing location, ABV%, and a short description of it. If, for example, you luckily found yourself in ireland, then you can look in this book to get a recommendation on what beers to try that are made there. Here's an example:
Guiness Foreign Extra
[A description of the beer]
This would be listed in the 'Ireland' section.
As you can see from above, it could be that the company's name is listed, or it could be a brewery name, or a bar name. Whomever brews it I suppose.
Other than that, you have a short introduction on the different styles of beers around the world and an index, and that's the book.
Well written for what it is and a good-to-have beer book to either: 1. look for the beer you want that maybe a store close to you sells or imports or 2. Use as a beer guide when you are traveling to try out the ones that are described to your liking. Good beer guide.