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Tasting Beer: An Insider's Guide to the World's Greatest Drink
Tasting Beer: An Insider's Guide to the World's Greatest Drink
Tasting Beer: An Insider's Guide to the World's Greatest Drink
Audiobook16 hours

Tasting Beer: An Insider's Guide to the World's Greatest Drink

Written by Randy Mosher

Narrated by Donald Corren

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars



About this audiobook

Everyone knows how to drink beer, but few know how to really taste it with an understanding of the finer points of brewing, serving, and food pairing. Discover the ingredients and brewing methods that make each variety unique and learn to identify the scents, colors, flavors, and mouthfeel of all the major beer styles.

Recommendations for more than fifty types of beer from around the world encourage you to expand your horizons. Uncap the secrets in every bottle of the world's greatest drink!
PublisherTantor Audio
Release dateMar 21, 2017
Tasting Beer: An Insider's Guide to the World's Greatest Drink

Randy Mosher

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. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Randy Mosher is a delightful writer. his descriptions of beer and food couldn't be more passionate. his sense of humor is impeccable. this book is filled with nice charts and pictures of what he calls Breweriana (that is beer's wealth of material culture: labels, glassware, bottles, even brewery floor plans). nice, friendly design. the charts are very entertaining and well made: beer styles by color, bitterness and beer style, there is even a graph of the relationship between original gravity and international bitterness units.although this book is not necessarily aimed at the homebrewer, if you are one, you will enjoy it. the book is aimed at the beer lover in general. it can get very specific at times but it's also an ongoing invitation to try things. the chapter on beer styles has suggestions for commercial brews to try, i feel it could be used as road map on my beer purchases. i like that Randy is knowledgeable and playful at the same time. he can go from almost reverence to beer styles and the proper way of tasting them and enjoying them to wacky suggestions on mixed beer drinks (there is a recipe for beernog of all things). i like this book a lot. i'm not sure it would be a proper introduction to beer in general -it's not a beginner's book- but i haven't found that book yet and i wouldn't hesitate in recommending it regardless of your level of beer geekiness.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    An authoritative accounting of the history and present status of beer.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    A good companion to the Beer Bible.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    I actually do like this book quite a lot. It is well written, with lots of information. I do love the quotes he brings into the book, and this liven it up quite a lot. While I am not a beer expert, I wonder if the USA is a beer heaven, as he claims. Possibly, yes. The march of tasteless beers due to steady commercialisation is inevitable. Some of the technical aspects went over my head, and this is the only reason I give it four stars instead of five. All in all, a really enjoyable book
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    This book made me really thirsty. Seriously -- it took me over a month to read it, because I couldn't sit down with it without a glass of beer to keep me company. It's impossible to read the lush descriptions of malt and hops without sipping along on something with those flavors.

    I learned a lot from this book. I now know why I hate IPAs and why I love nut brown ales. I want to make myself a Black Velvet (a cocktail that's half stout and half champagne). I want to try practically every style mentioned in the book at least once.

    I was a beer fan already. I may have just turned into a full-on beer geek because of Mosher's writing.

    One small complaint, though: in the section on fruity witbiers, Mosher says 'Chick beers' are what beer geeks call these." This implies that a) beer geeks are all male; b) women can't appreciate good beer; and c) male beer geeks are misogynists. Not cool, Mr. Mosher. Not cool at all.