This best-selling classic is completely updated, with guidance on developing your senses and reading subtle cues to be a skilled taster. New sections on beer-and-food pairings, craft beer trends, beer cocktails, and more accompany in-depth descriptions of today's beer styles.
This completely updated second edition of the best-selling beer resource features the most current information on beer styles, flavour profiles, sensory evaluation guidelines, craft beer trends, food and beer pairings, and draft beer systems. You'll learn to identify the scents, colours, flavours, mouth-feel, and vocabulary of the major beer styles including ales, lagers, weissbeirs, and Belgian beers and develop a more nuanced understanding of your favourite brews with in-depth sections on recent developments in the science of taste.
Spirited drinkers will also enjoy the new section on beer cocktails that round out this comprehensive volume.
About the Author
- The best-selling beer title, now updated. Since its original publication in 2009, Tasting Beer (200,000 copies sold) has become the leader on the subject of beer evaluation and appreciation. The second edition features 25 percent new material.
- Learn to taste like the pros. The new edition features twice as much information on how to develop the taste and sensory skills as well as the scientific understanding of a discerning beer drinker, with insights from how competitive judges evaluate different brews. The book has been adapted as a study guide by Cicerone, the major beer professional certification organization. Cicerone.org says: "As a general resource, Randy Mosher's book Tasting Beer is an excellent way to get a professional grounding in beer. While the perspective of 'Tasting Beer' is that of a consumer tasting beer at home, the information on brewing, beer history, and beer styles is applicable to the Cicerone program."
- Updated with the hottest trends and developments. New and updated sections include beer cocktails, beer-and-food pairings, craft beer trends, and an intensive review of draft systems and their effect on flavour.
Randy Mosher is a writer, lecturer, and creative consultant on beer and brewing worldwide. He is the author of 'Tasting Beer, Beer For All Seasons, Radical Brewing
, and Mastering Homebrew.
He is active in the leadership of the Chicago Beer Society, the American Homebrewers Association, and the Brewers Association. He is also a partner in and the creative director for 5 Rabbit Cerveceria, a brewery in Bedford Park, Illinois.
"An excellent way to get a professional grounding in beer." -- Cicerone Certification Program
"Mosher writes about beer and all its components with wit and authority in a manner that telecasts an excellent palate; to have this man explain the intricacies of beermaking is a revelation." -- Chicago Tribune
"Tasting Beer is a must-have for even the most casual of beer dabblers." -- Wisconsin State Journal
"Tasting Beer is possibly the best book on beer ever written and should be on the shelves of anyone remotely interested in the bubbly beverage." -- Pensacola News Journal
"Randy Mosher succeeds in filling Tasting Beer with encyclopedic details without watering any of them down." -- Austin American-Statesman
"This is a book that has been crying out to be written - a book that gets to the heart of where the colors, aromas, and flavors of the beer in your glass come from." -- Inside Beer