Develop your palate and become your own beer expert. Beer is brewed in a dizzying variety of styles, available to enjoy like never before. Let's drink to this diversity with a new appreciation of just how complex, mind-expanding, and delicious beer can be.
Crack open this book and enjoy a series of guided tastings of more than 50 different beer styles - from smoked black lager to funky and sour wild ales, triple green-hopped citrussy IPAs and cask-matured barley wines. With each tasting you will learn to identify how aroma, taste, texture, and finish all combine to create the distinctive flavour profile of the particular beer style. You will discover which unique ingredients and aspects of the brewing process combine to produce each style.
While quick reviews of the best examples from around the world will set you exploring further. To help establish your beer palate, the course starts with a solid grounding in the range of flavours found in beer and the art of detecting them - opening your nose, mind, and throat to the complete sensory experience of flavour and pouring the perfect glass!Travel through time and across the globe to grasp the on-going story of beer, its heritage, and innovation. Learn how to pair beer with food and cook with it.
But always return to what really matters: that miraculous glass of cold, liquid joy.