The Oxford Companion to Beer

By Garrett Oliver

1st position Winner of the 2012 gourmet Award for most sensible on the planet within the Beer category.

For millennia, beer has been a favourite beverage in cultures around the globe. After water and tea, it's the most well liked drink on this planet, and it truly is on the middle of a $450 billion undefined.

Edited through Garrett Oliver, the James Beard Winner for awesome Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional, this can be the 1st significant reference paintings to enquire the historical past and gigantic scope of beer. The Oxford spouse to Beer beneficial properties greater than 1,100 A-Z entries written through 166 of the world's so much well-liked beer specialists. Attractively illustrated with over a hundred and forty pictures, the booklet covers every thing from the rural make-up of varied beers to the technical parts of the brewing strategy, neighborhood results of brewing on areas around the globe, and the social and political implications of sharing a lager. Entries not just outline phrases equivalent to "dry hopping" and "cask conditioning" yet provide attention-grabbing information about how those and different options have an effect on a beer's flavor, texture, and recognition. Cultural entries make clear such subject matters as pub video games, foodstuff pairings and the advance of beer types. Readers will take pleasure in brilliant money owed of ways our consuming traditions have replaced all through historical past, and the way those traditions differ in numerous components of the realm, from Japan to Mexico, New Zealand, and Brazil, between many different nations. The pioneers of beer-making are the themes of biographical entries, and the legacies those pioneers have left in the back of, within the kind of the world's preferred beers and breweries, are recurrent subject matters during the booklet.

Packed with info, this finished source additionally contains thorough appendices (covering beer gala's, beer magazines, and more), conversion tables, and an index. that includes a foreword by means of Tom Colicchio, this ebook is the ideal shelf-mate to Oxford's well known Companion to Wine and a fully vital quantity for everybody who loves beer in addition to all beverage pros, together with domestic brewers, restaurateurs, newshounds, cooking university teachers, beer importers, vendors, and outlets, and a bunch of others.

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Beer and Brewer Australia. http://www. beerandbrewer. com/ (accessed March 10, 2011). Deutscher, Keith M. The breweries of Australia—A background. Melbourne, Australia: Thomas C. Lothian Pty Ltd, 1999. invoice Taylor Australian hops account for a little bit below 1% of global hop acreage and international hop creation; and Australia debts for roughly 1% of worldwide beer construction. At face price, this means that Australian household hop offer and insist are in stability. even though, such a lot beers made and fed on in Australia are international-style lagers of really low bitterness and simply average aroma profiles, and they're usually lightened with the addition of cane sugar and flavored with hop extracts and oils. See overseas PILSNER. upload to this the truth that approximately three-quarters of Australia’s hop construction is in high-alpha types and not more than 1% in aroma kinds and it turns into transparent that Australian hop growers usually produce surplus bittering hops for export. no longer strangely, the major marketplace for Australian hop exports is the burgeoning beer industry in Asia, particularly in China—markets ruled by means of many of the world’s lowest-hopped beers, with bitterness frequently slightly above the style threshold. to place this in point of view, China now produces nearly one-quarter of the world’s beer quantity of approximately 1. eight billion hl (approx. 1. five billion US bbl) each year, yet purely approximately 10% of the world’s hops. as well as serving their household marketplace, it's towards this export marketplace that Australian hop growers orient their construction. the most Australian hop areas are the states of Tasmania and Victoria; the most kinds grown there are the high-alpha types Millennium and tremendous delight. jointly those forms quantity to just about one-third of Australian hop construction, through delight of Ringwood and Topaz, which jointly account for approximately one-quarter. the opposite kinds of be aware are Cluster and Victoria. See CLUSTER (HOP) and delight OF RINGWOOD (HOP). delight of Ringwood is an Australian-bred high-alpha hop from the Carlton and United Breweries Ringwood examine Station in Melbourne, Victoria. It used to be published in 1953 and has been Australia’s dominant hop style because the Sixties. It has a delightful aroma and a typical alpha acid ranking of approximately nine% to ten. 5%. it's thought of the archetype resource of “Australian” beer taste. This hop can be one of many progenitors of the Australian-bred tremendous delight, bred by means of Hop items Australia’s Rostrevor Breeding backyard in Victoria and published in 1987. it's a seedless high-alpha sort with a delicate aroma, yet an alpha acid score of roughly thirteen. five% to 15%, numerous percent issues larger than that of its mom, satisfaction of Ringwood. Victoria, additionally bred through Rostrevor, is a seedless high-alpha style with approximately eleven. five% to fourteen. eight% alpha acids. published in 1976, Victoria is primary as a resource of varietal CO2 extract. Topaz, one other Rostrevor product, used to be published in 1985. it really is an agronomically powerful style that used to be chosen nearly completely for its excessive regular alpha acid content material of 15.

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