Once looked down upon as a commoners' drink, beer has now regained its rightful - and historical - position as one of our greatest libations and today there is a growing awareness not just of excellent domestic beers but also of beers from all over the world. Beer now has its snobs every bit as much as wine does.
The old adage that the best way to find out about beer is to drink it has its obvious drawbacks - notable among them being that you may forget more than you learn. Either way, you will find plenty in this book to set your tastebuds tingling. From the dark impenetrable mysteries of stout to the delicacy of pilsner, from the sternness of barley wine to the hoppy fruitiness of a summer ale - here, in one brief international survey, are not just the facts but the legends, not just the best-known beers but the curios you may have to dare yourself to drink.
The best way to find out about beer is to drink it; the second-best is to buy this book. A lightning tour of the world of beer.
"You donít buy beer, you rent it" - graffiti in the Gents of an Oxford pub
"A little bit of beer is divine medicine." - Paracelsus
"A meal of bread, cheese and beer constitutes the chemically perfect food." - Queen Elizabeth I
"The church is near but the road is icy. The bar is far away but I will walk carefully." - Russian Proverb
About The Author
Paul Barnett is the author of numerous books under various noms de plume, including John Grant. He is a film buff with a collection of some 4000+ videos and DVDs and an art-lover and admits to enjoying the occasional pint. Scottish-born, he lives in New Jersey, USA.
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