Publisher: Plenum Press, 1998.
Hard Cover, 245 pages, 6.25 x 9.25.
Beer: Tap Into The Art and Science of Brewing enables the nonspecialist to understand this science and technology. Charles Bamforth, an esteemed authority on brewing science, has written a witty and easy-to-understand volume that covers everything from the basis of selection of the best barley, hops, and yeast through to the composition of beer as it affects the taste, head, and wholesomeness of the finished drink. Set against a historical background, Bamforth traces the history of beer from acient Babylon to today's sophisticated brewing centers, with forecasts of what the brewing industry will look like in the twenty-first century.