Ultimate Beer

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The ultimate guide to more than 450 classic brews, presented by the Beer Hunter(r) himself, Michael Jackson.

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Possibly the world's most famous beer writer, British author Michael Jackson has made an enviable living surveying the lure and the lore of this most democratic of beverages. His classic coffee-table textbooks, The New World Guide to Beer and Michael Jackson's Beer Companion, offer highly regarded overviews of the world's styles, traditions, and techniques. Along with a television documentary series, numerous articles in trade publications, and extensive touring, Jackson's guides have established the other Michael Jackson as one of the great promoters of great beer.

With Ultimate Beer, Jackson homes in on the particulars: which beer, when, and why. After a concise overview of brewing ingredients and processes, Jackson explores a myriad of beers from every corner of the brewing world. His suggestions are organized by the situation in which they might best be enjoyed: from summer sippers to winter warmers, aperitifs to nightcaps. Enticing photography of each beer and its packaging accompanies Jackson's tasting notes, brief technical info, and product-specific tidbits. Then, Jackson indulges further with chapters on matching particular beers to particular dishes, and follows that up with a brief guide to cooking with beer.

The guiding principle of Jackson's writing--that which he shares with any beer enthusiast--is that beer, like wine, is best enjoyed when served at the right time, in the right conditions, and with the right dish. This book is Michael Jackson's very personal attempt to point the way to enjoying that Ultimate Beer. --Todd Gehman

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What makes a great beer? Why do beers taste the way they do? For any beer style, which are the best brews available? And which beers do you drink to accompany which foods? Michael Jackson, the world's leading authority on the fast-developing world of beer and brewing, answers these and many other questions in Beer, the ultimate visual guide to the subject for both novice and connoisseur.

THE BREWER'S ART While great wines are now appreciated the world over, the phenomenon of the beer connoisseur is relatively new. Yet great beers, created by master brewers from four basic ingredients - grains, hops, malt, and water - easily compare in variety, character, and texture with their better-known, grape-based counterparts. In this book, Michael Jackson examines more than 450 beers from around the world, explaining why they are superlative in their field and deserving of a connoisseur's attention. A Beer for Every Occasion Whether you are looking for a thirst-quencher, an alternative to champagne, an appetizer, or a nightcap, Michael Jackson recommends exactly the right beer for the occasion, with many other examples that you can try.

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