Beer is Proof God Loves Us
Reaching for the Soul of Beer and Brewing
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|Format:||Hardback, 304 pages|
|Published In: ||United States, 15 October 2010|
Legendary beer expert Charlie Bamforth presents the most compelling social history of beer ever written: where it's come from, and where it's headed. From centuries-old cultural values to radical new approaches, craft brewing to globalization, it's an amazing story. Bamforth tells it all--with humor, behind-the-scenes insight, and sheer joy!
Table of Contents
Preface xiii Introduction xv Chapter 1: Global Concerns 1 Chapter 2: The Not-So-Slow Death of a Beer Culture 23 Chapter 3: Barbican, Balls, and Beyond 39 Chapter 4: On The Other Hand: The Re-Birth of a Beer Ethos 49 Chapter 5: So What Is Quality? 65 Chapter 6: Despite the Odds: Anti-Alcohol Forces 79 Chapter 7: Societal Issues 93 Chapter 8: Looks Good, Tastes Good, and! 101 Chapter 9: Whither Brewing? 115 Chapter 10: God in a Glass 123 Conclusion 129 Endnotes 133 Appendix A: The Basics of Malting and Brewing 213 Appendix B: Types of Beer 219 About the Author 223 Index 225
About the Author
Charles W. Bamforth has been in the brewing industry for 32 years, including 13 years in research, 11 in academia, and 8 with the famed brewing company Bass. After an international search, he was selected as UC Davis' first Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting and Brewing Sciences. His Web site gives fuller details of his career and much interesting information about beer and brewing, besides: http://www-foodsci.ucdavis.edu/bamforth/. Throughout his diverse career, he has embraced every dimension of beer, from raw materials and processing, through quality, to beer's impact on the body. This makes him unique among "beer people" worldwide. He has published many research papers in the peer-reviewed domain, but also those targeted at the layperson, seeking to engage awareness and debate about beer as a product and as part of social fabric. This is his ninth book on beer (one of his earlier ones is in its third edition), and he is generally considered to be one of the world's leading writers and speakers on beer, from an authoritative, but also humorous and engaging, perspective. In recent years his major research thrust has been on the wholesomeness and public perception of beer.
|Publisher: ||Financial TImes Prentice Hall|
|Dimensions: ||22.05 x 16.61 x 1.96 centimeters (0.37 kg)|