Thursday, November 5, 2015

The Beer Bible Author Jeff Alworth Visits Busboys & Poets, November 10th

From our friends at Workman Publishing...

From the publisher of The Wine Bible and the result of two years of research spanning over 17,000 miles, six countries, and 52 breweries, The Beer Bible is the first truly comprehensive, style-by-style guide to the beers of the world. It's been called “a box of treats” by All About Beer’s Pete Brown and “a must-read” by Craft Beer and Brewing.

Covering the globe from Germany to America, Japan to Scotland, The Beer Bible is a celebration of culture as much as it is a celebration of beer. At just under 700 pages, chapters deliver:

• The four beer families (ales, lagers, wheat beers, and tart and wild ales) each with in-depth profiles of more than 100 styles, from IPA to lambic, porter to pilsner, sahti to saison.

• An engaging narrative format that tells the story of each beer: the influences of geography and history, the little-known lore and amusing anecdotes, the ingredients and flavors, and the brews to try.

• A helpful “if you like X, try Y” feature that directs you to new beer discoveries based on your preferences.

• Infographics to explain and illustrate essential beer knowledge: the brewing process, appropriate glassware for each beer, how to decipher a label, how to say “Cheers!” in various languages, and more.

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• A primer on food pairings that includes the “three Cs” - complement, contrast, or cut.

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• A guide to beer tourism, including global pub culture (and the best way to order another round in Germany) and must-visit breweries and beer festivals around the world.

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• Virtual tours of 18 of the world’s most fascinating, innovative, and storied breweries.

Author Jeff Alworth will be in Washington, DC, Tuesday, November 10th for an event at Busboys & Poets Brookland (625 Monroe Street, NE, Washington, DC 20017) with Politics and Prose.

“... a box of treats... It’s a delight to find a book about beer that covers the subject in such breadth and depth at the same time as making it seem fresh and new again” - Pete Brown, All About Beer

“A must-read.” - Craft Beer & Brewing

If you were stranded on a desert island with only one beer book to keep you company, I hope it's this one. Rich in history, knowledge, and flavors, The Beer Bible is the only book you need to understand the world's most popular beverage. I swear on a stack of these, it's a thumping good read.”John Holl, editor of All About Beer Magazine and author of The American Craft Beer Cookbook

“In a lively, conversational tone The Beer Bible covers a lot of ground, from beer styles and brewing methods to drinking culture past and present. There’s something for beer novices and beer geeks alike.” - Ken Grossman, founder, Sierra Nevada

About the Author:
Jeff Alworth has been writing about beer for more than 15 years. He is the author of The Beer Tasting Toolkit and Cider Made Simple and has also written for Draft, All About Beer, Sunset, The Oregonian, and other publications, as well as his popular site, Beervana. He lives in Portland, Oregon, in the heart of the world’s craft beer belt, the Pacific Northwest.