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Craft Beer: Guide to the Most Popular Craft Beers, Pairing Them with Food, and the History of Microbreweries Kindle Edition – FREE

Craft Beer: Guide to the Most Popular Craft Beers, Pairing Them with Food, and the History of Microbreweries (Worlds Most Loved Drinks Book 7) Kindle EditionCraft Beer: Guide to the Most Popular Craft Beers, Pairing Them with Food, and the History of Microbreweries (Worlds Most Loved Drinks Book 7) Kindle Edition

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Are You Ready to Taste the Microbrew Difference?
Beer is the world’s most popular alcoholic drink, but if you’ve only sampled the most popular brands, you are missing out some of the best tasting brews around. This book guides you to the world’s best craft beers, how they are made, and what foods to pair them with.

Each craft beer has a story, and much like fine wine, every batch has its own unique flavor and characteristics.

Inside this guide you will learn:

  • What makes a drink a craft beer
  • A brief history of microbreweries
  • The microbreweries you absolutely have to try
  • How American beer got so watered down
  • Interesting beer facts you probably didn’t know
  • How to pair a craft beer with just the right foods
  • And Much More

Whether you are ready to collect and store the best bottles of craft beer you can find or are just curious about why so many people are so passionate about microbreweries, this book is for you. Inside you will not only learn about great craft beers, but just from the descriptions you will be ready to whet your whistle with one or more of these amazing independent micro brewed beers.


 

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Mead: The Libations, Legends, and Lore of History’s Oldest Drink Kindle Edition… 99 cents, Hardcover is selling for $25

Mead: The Libations, Legends, and Lore of History's Oldest Drink Kindle Edition

Mead: The Libations, Legends, and Lore of History’s Oldest Drink Kindle Edition

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Finalist, BEST BOOK, International Association of Culinary Professionals
With fantastical narratives, home-brewing instructions, and original craft cocktail recipes, Mead is the ultimate exploration of the resurgent alcoholic beverage that is nearly as old as time itself.

Beloved by figures as diverse as Queen Elizabeth and Thor, the Vikings and the Greek gods, mead is one of history’s most storied beverages. But this mixture of fermented honey isn’t just a relic of bygone eras — it’s experiencing a cultural renaissance, taking pride of place in trendy cocktail bars and craft breweries across the country. Equal parts quirky historical narrative, DIY manual, and cocktail guide, Mead is a spirited look at the drink that’s been with us even longer than wine.

Mead gives readers a fascinating introduction to the rich story of this beloved beverage — from its humble beginnings to its newfound popularity, along with its vital importance in seven historic kingdoms: Greece, Rome, the Vikings, Poland, Ethiopia, England, and Russia. Pairing a quirky, historical narrative with real practical advice, beverage expert Fred Minnick guides readers through making 25 different types of mead, as well as more than 50 cocktails, with recipes from some of the country’s most sought-after mixologists.


 

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How to Make Hard Seltzer by Chris Colby – $16.13, best price + free prime ship

How to Make Hard Seltzer: Refreshing Recipes for Sparkling Libations
How to Make Hard Seltzer: Refreshing Recipes for Sparkling Libations by Chris Colby

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Hard seltzer is a booming category in the world of lifestyle beverages and many craft brewers are lending their artisanal skills to this refreshing beverage. Simple to make and with a wide range of creative flavor additions, hard seltzer is a sparkling alternative for beer lovers looking to give their palate a different experience. Learn about the development of the current market and delve into the intricacies of sugars used in making seltzer. Understand the different regulations for this beverage based on how you make it so you can be in legal compliance. Explore recipes, serving suggestions, and even mocktails for using hard seltzer. In this guide, some of the country’ s best hard seltzer producers provide recipes and advice for making seltzer for both commercial and home enjoyment.


 

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Homebrewing for Beginners: A Beginner’s Guide to Learning the Supplies, Techniques, and Methods for Brewing Beer

Homebrewing for Beginners: A Beginner’s Guide to Learning the Supplies, Techniques, and Methods for Brewing Beer at Home Kindle Edition

Homebrewing for Beginners: A Beginner’s Guide to Learning the Supplies, Techniques, and Methods for Brewing Beer at Home Kindle Edition

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Discover the pleasures of homebrewing your own craft beer and take your brewing skills to the next level with this comprehensive guide to homebrewing for beginners!
Do you want to learn how to brew your own beer in the comfort of your home, but don’t know where to begin? Have you ever had a beer so great, that you began to wonder what it would be like to brew your own beer?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, then this homebrewing guide is just what you need.

In Homebrewing for Beginners, Mathew Frederick takes you by the hand and shows you how to craft fresh, delicious, homemade beer. Designed for first timers, this guide will help you master the basics and give you the confidence you need to start crafting all-grain beers.

Here’s a small fraction of what you’re going to uncover in Homebrewing for Beginners:

  • Everything you need to know about the art and science of homebrewing
  • The general principles and essentials of homebrewing that will help you get started on the right foot
  • All the supplies and equipment you’re going to need to make brewing awesome, great-tasting beer a breeze
  • The science behind the ingredients involved in beer making and the purpose of each ingredient
  • Step-by-step instructions to brew your very first batch of homemade beer that will impress your friends and family
  • Potential problems you may run into while fermenting your beer and how to troubleshoot them
  • Surefire ways to safely and effectively package your newly crafted beer and how to choose the packaging best suitable for your needs
  • Delicious beer recipes that will blow your mind, from beginner-friendly to all-grain recipes
  • …and much more!

Whether you’re new to homebrewing and want to make your first beer, or you’re an experienced homebrewer looking for new tips and tricks to help you your brewing game, there is something in the pages of this guide that will provide brewing inspiration and help you upgrade your brewing skills.


 

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Proof: The Science of Booze Kindle Edition – $2.99!

Proof: The Science of Booze Kindle Edition

Proof: The Science of Booze Kindle Edition

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Named a Best Science Book of 2014 by Amazon, Wired, the Guardian, and NBC
Winner of the 2014 Gourmand Award for Best Spirits Book in the United States
Finalist for the 2015 PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award

“Lively . . . [Rogers’s] descriptions of the science behind familiar drinks exert a seductive pull.” — New York Times

Humans have been perfecting alcohol production for ten thousand years, but scientists are just starting to distill the chemical reactions behind the perfect buzz. In a spirited tour across continents and cultures, Adam Rogers takes us from bourbon country to the world’s top gene-sequencing labs, introducing us to the bars, barflies, and evolving science at the heart of boozy technology. He chases the physics, biology, chemistry, and metallurgy that produce alcohol, and the psychology and neurobiology that make us want it. If you’ve ever wondered how your drink arrived in your glass, or what it will do to you, Proof makes an unparalleled drinking companion.

“Rogers’s book has much the same effect as a good drink. You get a warm sensation, you want to engage with the wider world, and you feel smarter than you probably are. Above all, it makes you understand how deeply human it is to take a drink.” — Wall Street Journal


 

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Proof: The Science of Booze Kindle Edition


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Ancient Brews Rediscovered and Re-Created

Ancient Brews: Rediscovered and Re-created by Patrick E. McGovern (Author), Sam Calagione (Foreword)


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One of Smithsonian Magazine’s Ten Best Books of the Year about Food
A Forbes Best Booze Book of the Year

Interweaving archaeology and science, Patrick E. McGovern tells the enthralling story of the world’s oldest alcoholic beverages and the cultures that created them. Humans invented heady concoctions, experimenting with fruits, honey, cereals, tree resins, botanicals, and more. These “liquid time capsules” carried social, medicinal, and religious significance with far-reaching consequences for our species. McGovern describes nine extreme fermented beverages of our ancestors, including the Midas Touch from Turkey and the 9000-year-old Chateau Jiahu from Neolithic China, the earliest chemically identified alcoholic drink yet discovered. For the adventuresome, homebrew interpretations of the ancient drinks are provided, with matching meal recipes.


Ancient Brews: Rediscovered and Re-created



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Mead: The Libations, Legends, and Lore of History’s Oldest Drink Kindle Edition

Mead: The Libations, Legends, and Lore of History's Oldest Drink Kindle Edition

Mead: The Libations, Legends, and Lore of History’s Oldest Drink Kindle Edition

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Finalist, BEST BOOK, International Association of Culinary Professionals
With fantastical narratives, home-brewing instructions, and original craft cocktail recipes, Mead is the ultimate exploration of the resurgent alcoholic beverage that is nearly as old as time itself.

Beloved by figures as diverse as Queen Elizabeth and Thor, the Vikings and the Greek gods, mead is one of history’s most storied beverages. But this mixture of fermented honey isn’t just a relic of bygone eras — it’s experiencing a cultural renaissance, taking pride of place in trendy cocktail bars and craft breweries across the country. Equal parts quirky historical narrative, DIY manual, and cocktail guide, Mead is a spirited look at the drink that’s been with us even longer than wine.

Mead gives readers a fascinating introduction to the rich story of this beloved beverage — from its humble beginnings to its newfound popularity, along with its vital importance in seven historic kingdoms: Greece, Rome, the Vikings, Poland, Ethiopia, England, and Russia. Pairing a quirky, historical narrative with real practical advice, beverage expert Fred Minnick guides readers through making 25 different types of mead, as well as more than 50 cocktails, with recipes from some of the country’s most sought-after mixologists.


 

Kindle Edition books can be viewed on your Kindle Device or on free reader applications available for your iPhone, Android or Windows smart phone – and  for your web browser via Amazon’s Cloud Reader.  This dynamic link will take you to the appropriate reader for your current platform.

Mead: The Libations, Legends, and Lore of History’s Oldest Drink Kindle Edition


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Tasting Beer, 2nd Edition [Kindle Edition] by Randy Mosher

Tasting Beer, 2nd Edition: An Insider's Guide to the World's Greatest Drink Kindle Edition

Tasting Beer, 2nd Edition: An Insider’s Guide to the World’s Greatest Drink [Kindle Edition] by Randy Mosher


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This completely updated second edition of the best-selling beer resource features the most current information on beer styles, flavor profiles, sensory evaluation guidelines, craft beer trends, food and beer pairings, and draft beer systems. You’ll learn to identify the scents, colors, flavors, mouth-feel, and vocabulary of the major beer styles — including ales, lagers, weissbiers, and Belgian beers — and develop a more nuanced understanding of your favorite 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.”


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Tasting Beer, 2nd Edition: An Insider’s Guide to the World’s Greatest Drink [Kindle Edition]


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Tasting Beer, 2nd Edition [Kindle Edition] by Randy Mosher

Tasting Beer, 2nd Edition: An Insider's Guide to the World's Greatest Drink Kindle Edition

Tasting Beer, 2nd Edition: An Insider’s Guide to the World’s Greatest Drink [Kindle Edition] by Randy Mosher


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This completely updated second edition of the best-selling beer resource features the most current information on beer styles, flavor profiles, sensory evaluation guidelines, craft beer trends, food and beer pairings, and draft beer systems. You’ll learn to identify the scents, colors, flavors, mouth-feel, and vocabulary of the major beer styles — including ales, lagers, weissbiers, and Belgian beers — and develop a more nuanced understanding of your favorite 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.”


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Tasting Beer, 2nd Edition: An Insider’s Guide to the World’s Greatest Drink [Kindle Edition]


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Pre-Order: Wild Brews: Brewing wild beers at home, from beginner to expert

Wild Brews: Brewing wild beers at home, from beginner to expert

Wild Brews: Brewing wild beers at home, from beginner to expert by Jaega Wise

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Why do hops give off the flavor and aroma that they do? “Because” is not the answer. They vary in Alpha Acids. Beta Acids, Myrcene and a host of other oils and acids. Where they are grown even matters.

This book covers over 110 individual hops and breaks them down piece-by-piece so you can properly craft your next homebrew. It also gives you information on what to expect regarding flavor and aroma.

The Author owns a brewpub (Beaver Brewing Company) and was constantly getting asked about the hops in his beer and how he got it to taste like that.

After months of leafing through sales, brochures, researching hop farmers, and experimenting himself he puts all of that hopped up knowledge into one source in an easy to access manner specifically for the homebrewer in all of us.

 

Wild Brews: Brewing wild beers at home, from beginner to expert


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