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The Oxford Companion to Beer [Hardcover]

Garrett Oliver
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Sept. 15 2011 Oxford Companion To...
For millennia, beer has been a favorite beverage in cultures across the globe. After water and tea, it is the most popular drink in the world, and it is at the center of a $450 billion industry. Beer is, as the saying goes, "proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." 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 160 of the world's most prominent beer experts. Attractively illustrated with over 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. Packed with information, this comprehensive resource also includes thorough appendices (covering beer festivals, beer magazines, and more), conversion tables, and an index. Featuring a foreword by Tom Colicchio, this book is the perfect shelf-mate to Oxford's renowned Companion to Wine and an absolutely indispensable volume for everyone who loves beer as well as all beverage professionals, including home brewers, restaurateurs, journalists, cooking school instructors, beer importers, distributors, and retailers, and a host of others.

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"The Oxford Companion to Beer covers everything that has to do with our favourite beverage." --Taps Magazine

"Garrett's (Oliver) and incredibly knowledgeable guy." --Josh Rubin, The Toronto Star

"Beer's faithful now have their bible." --Beppi Crosariol, The Globe and Mail

"It's a one-stop resource." --Macleans

About the Author

Garrett Oliver is the Brewmaster of the Brooklyn Brewery and author of The Brewmaster's Table: Discovering the Pleasures of Real Beer with Real Food. He has won many awards for his beers, is a frequent judge for international beer competitions, and has made numerous radio and television appearances as a spokesperson for craft brewing.

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5.0 out of 5 stars The new Bible Nov. 6 2011
Together with Jancis Robinson's Oxford Companion to wine, this book is the first authoritative one on the history, culture, and practice of brewing. A must for any beer enthusiast.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great reference book to beer. April 25 2012
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This encyclopedia of beer is mesmerizing and fantastic as a reference on my shelf. Great if you want to learn more about beer, and fantastic for the home brewer. You won't read this from front to cover, but you will find yourself spending many hours flipping through its pages.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Everything you ever wanted to know about beer. April 29 2014
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The Encyclopedia style, (A-Z) is not the greatest in an e-book but the content is interesting and informative. No more beer with unknown additives for me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Le dictionnaire des bièrophiles March 6 2013
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Ce livre est tout simplement une bible en soit mais sur la bière.
Livre ultra complet touchant à tout les termes inimaginables relatifs à la bière.
C'est un must !!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent Oct. 29 2011
By Mathieu
Probablement l'ouvrage le plus complet jamais écris. un encyclopédie qui se lit littéralement comme un livre! Couvre réellement tout les aspects et les éléments concernant la bière, sa fabrication, sa chimie, ses différentes dérivations, etc.

Un encyclopédie à posséder pour tout amateur de bières

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