Beer, the world's third-most-popular drink after water and tea, comes in many forms and flavours. This down-to-earth, extensively illustrated book brings the successful Haynes Manual approach to the world of beer, providing a fascinating insight into how beers and brewing techniques have developed around the world, and offering practical guidance on how to produce successful home-brewed beer.
Beer Manual is essential reading for all beer fans, from drinkers wishing to learn more about the beer they drink, to potential master brewers.
● The beer story - the origins and history of beer, including early beers, medieval Europe, early modern Europe, Asia, the Industrial Revolution, modern beer and beer around the world.
● Brewing beer - the theory, the process, microbreweries, industrial brewing and home-brewing, with advice on equipment and step-by-step illustrated instructions on how to brew successfully at home and develop your own recipe.
● The brewer's view - the brewer's craft, providing an insight into the brewer's role in various breweries, from microbreweries to industrial-scale brewing.
● The landlord's view - choosing and keeping regular and guest beers, and keeping customers happy.
● The drinker's view - enjoying the perfect pint, glasses for beer and beer with food.
● Appendices - critical tasting, flavours, keeping records, brewery listing and useful suppliers and contacts.