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ISBN-10 013269803XISBN-13 9780132698030
ISBN-10 0137065078ISBN-13 9780137065073
Author(s): Charles W. Bamforth
Publisher: FT Press
Copyright year: © 2011 Pages: 304

Beer Is Proof God Loves Us is a funny, engaging, and downright joyous examination of the whole world of beer and brewing. Your guide, Charlie Bamforth, may be the world's #1 expert on every aspect of beer: After a worldwide search, he was selected as the first Anheuser-Busch Professor of Brewing Science at the University of California, Davis. Now, he presents the most compelling social history of beer ever written: where it's come from, where the brewing business stands now, and what the future holds. In this far-reaching book, he reveals

  • The extraordinary complexity and artistry that can be found in great brewing.

  • The factors that impact beer quality and wholesomeness.

  • Centuries-old cultural values embedded in good beer.

  • Bamforth also explains what the rise of new craft breweries means to beer drinkers and what the latest global trends will have on beer consumption. The book concludes with a look to the future, illustrating how environmental issues will change the brewing industry and addressing radical new approaches to brewing, such as Happoshu and malternatives.