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Beer : tap into the art and science of brewing

by:Bamforth, Charles W., 1952-

"This book introduces the reader to the history of brewing and how the brewing process has evolved throughout the aeons. The shape of the industry as it is today, in terms of types of company, where they operate, and how much beer they produce, is unveiled. Key milestones of brewing science are described - and the role that scientists working in the brewing industry have played in industries beyond brewing alone is highlighted. Each of the staples of brewing (barley, hops, water, and yeast) is covered in detail in terms of how it is selected, provided, and used. The fundamental processes of brewing (mashing, boiling, fermentation, maturation, and packaging) are explained lucidly, as are the techniques that are employed to assure quality in the process steam and product. The various styles of beer are explained, as are the fundamental quality determinants: flavor, color, foam, and clarity. The book explains not only why beer is invariably safe to drink but also why it can make a significant and beneficial contribution to the diet. Finally the book explores how the brewing industry is likely to evolve in the coming years."--Jacket.

Editions:26  Date:1998 - 2009  Genre(s):Handbooks and manuals, Handbooks and manuals


Brewing battles : a history of American beer

by:Mittelman, Amy

Publisher's description -- Brewing Battles is the comprehensive story of American beer and the American brewing industry, from its colonial beginnings to the present. Although today's beer companies have their roots in pre-Prohibition business, historical developments since Repeal have affected the industry over all, from individual brewers like Anheuser-Busch to the micro-brewers, and have influenced the tastes and habits of beer-drinking consumers as well. This book explains beer as a business and as a pleasure in America.

Editions:11  Date:2007 - 2008  Genre(s):History


The barbarian's beverage : a history of beer in ancient Europe

by:Nelson, Max, 1972-

There has been a very long and rich European beer-making tradition which developed independently of any traditions in the Middle East or Egypt. This text demonstrates the important technological as well as ideological contributions made by the Europeans to the history of beer.

Editions:17  Date:2004 - 2012  Genre(s):History


Beer in health and disease prevention

by:Preedy, Victor R.

Presenting both the concerns and problems of beer consumption as well as the emerging evidence of benefit, Handbook of Beer Health and Disease Prevention offers a balanced view of today's findings and the potential of tomorrow's research. From a beverage of warriors to a cheap and affordable commodity, beer has been a part of our consumption for nearly 8000 years. Like most alcoholic drinks it has been prone to abuse and in some counties the per capita consumption of beer has led to considerable health risks. However, just as wine in moderation has been proposed to promote health, research is showing that beer -- and the ingredients in beer -- can have similar impact on improving health, and in some instances preventing disease. For example, some cancers like bladder cancers and the incidence of cardiovascular disease are reported to be lower in moderate beer drinkers. Furthermore there is a considerable body of emerging evidence to show that the anti-oxidant capacity of beers is high. It has been argued by some that the total antioxidants ingested in some beer drinkers equates that consumed by red wine drinkers. The key to this, of course, is understanding and this volume presents a collection of the most current writings on the subject of beer and it's potential in health

Editions:21  Date:2008 - 2011


Beer in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

by:Unger, Richard W.

"The beer of today - brewed from malted grain and hops, manufactured by large and often multinational corporations, frequently associated with young adults, sports, and drunkenness - is largely the result of scientific and industrial developments of the nineteenth century. Modern beer, however, has little in common with the drink that carried that name through the European Middle Ages and Renaissance. Looking at a time when beer was often a nutritional necessity, was sometimes used as medicine, could be flavored with everything from the bark of fir trees to thyme and fresh eggs, and was consumed by men, women, and children alike, Beer in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance presents an extraordinarily detailed history of the business, art, and governance of brewing." "Richard W. Unger has written a study of beer as both a product and an economic force in Europe. Drawing from archives in the Low Countries and England to assemble a complete history, Unger describes the transformation of the industry from small-scale production that was a basic part of housewifery to a highly regulated commercial enterprise dominated by the wealthy and overseen by government authorities. Looking at the intersecting technological, economic, cultural, and political changes that influenced the transformation of brewing over centuries, he traces how improvements in technology and in the distribution of information combined to standardize quality, showing how the process of urbanization created the concentrated markets essential for commercial production."--Jacket.

Editions:23  Date:2004 - 2013  Genre(s):History


Liquid bread : beer and brewing in cross-cultural perspective

by:Schiefenhövel, Wulf, 1943-

This impressive volume based on an original interdisciplinary and cross-national approach to the study of beer and brewing ... will not only make an important contribution to our knowledge of beer and brewing, but also of drinking cultures and historical change. It will be of interest to anthropologists, social scientists and the wider public. * Marion Demossier, University of Bath Beer is an ancient alcoholic drink which, although produced through a more complex process than wine, was developed by a wide range of cultures to become internationally popular. This book is the first multidisciplin.

Editions:13  Date:2011 - 2013  Genre(s):Cross-cultural studies


The audacity of hops : the history of America's craft beer revolution

by:Acitelli, Tom

"Charting the birth and growth of craft beer across the United States, Tom Acitelli offers an epic, story-driven account of one of the most inspiring and surprising American grassroots movements. In 1975, there was a single craft brewery in the United States; today there are more than 2,000. Now this once-fledgling movement has become ubiquitous nationwide--there's even a honey ale brewed at the White House. This book not only tells the stories of the major figures and businesses within the movement, but it also ties in the movement with larger American culinary developments. It also charts the explosion of the mass-market craft beer culture, including magazines, festivals, home brewing, and more. This entertaining and informative history brims with charming, remarkable stories, which together weave a very American business tale of formidable odds and refreshing success"-- Provided by publisher.

Editions:12  Date:2013 - 2017


Homebrew favorites : a coast-to-coast collection of over 240 beer and ale recipes

by:Lutzen, Karl F., 1961-

Gathers recipes for pale ales, brown ales, regional ales, porters, stouts, European lagers, American lagers, flavored beers, and meads.

Editions:6  Date:1994 - 2013


The Oxford companion to beer

by:Colicchio, Tom

"The first major reference work to investigate the history and vast scope of beer, The Oxford Companion to Beer features more than 1,100 A-Z entries written by 166 of the world's most prominent beer experts"-- Provided by publisher.

Editions:8  Date:2011 - 2012  Genre(s):Encyclopedias


Froth! : the science of beer

by:Denny, Mark, 1953-

Ever wonder where the bubbles in your beer came from, which way they are going, and why? Have you considered the physical differences among ales, lambics, and lagers? Do you contemplate your pint? The author, an accomplished homebrewer and physicist has crafted a scientifically sound investigation of the physics and chemistry of beer. He recounts and explains the history of and key technological advances in brewing, provides basic instructions for making your own, including a scientific account of the changes in appearance during each stage of the process, and looks at the fascinating physical phenomena contained within a pint of beer. Along the way he defines the main concepts and terms involved in the process and shows how you can subject the technical aspects of brewing to scientific analysis.

Editions:9  Date:2009


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