Publisher: Hyperion Books, 1997.
Soft Cover, 244 pages, 5x9.
There was a time when beer lovers chose their brew for its thirst-quenching satisfaction only. Anheuser-Busch, Miller, Coors, Pabst, and Stroh's were not only household names, but the limits of our beer imagination. But times have changed -- "exotic" foreign brews are no longer hard to find, and the explosive growth of domestic microbreweries means that beer lovers everywhere have more choices than ever before. But with so many thousands of new choices, how can we know which are truly the best?
Finding the answer to that question could be a lofe-long endeavor, but instead, beer lovers need only The Beer Essentials -- a cxomplete guide to over 650 of the world's beers.
From Alaskan Smoked Porter to Ziegel Hof Non-Alcohol Malt, The Beer Essentials includes author F. Paul Pacult's last seven years of creful evaluations, reviews, and tasting notes to help any beer lover narrow down the field based on his or her personal preferences.
The Beer Essentials also includes informative and flavorful chapters on the history of beer, how beer is produced, the styles of beer and their important characteristics, how a newcomer should evaluate beer, the best way to serve beer, and how to match beer with food.