By Richard English

Yes, you drink beer. definite, you like beer. yet how a lot do you actually learn about beer? For the sake of argument, let's believe that you just own a good quantity of beer wisdom. barely enough to talk with a few authority at the topic. Fermentation? payment. You pretty well acquired that lined. the variation among a stout and an IPA? fee. you recognize what you love and what to reserve if you are out in town, and you'll most likely even opine at the offerings of the opposite individuals of your social gathering. And, good day, wasn't it the traditional Egyptians who first acquired the keg rolling, mass-production-wise? good, probably not, yet you're within the ballpark.

Okay, on account that you are doing so good, how approximately we ratchet the trouble point up a notch or three?

What are you able to inform your mates approximately how kinds of yeast impression the final taste and caliber of a given beer? were you aware that beer brewing has been round for a few 10,000 years (give or take), and that the perform predates written language? after which there's the total huge international of hops. sooner than humans began including hops to beer, the stuff was once known as ale. have you learnt while (generally conversing) hops arrived at the scene? Or why hops have been further within the first position? (Here's a touch: It had not anything to do with flavor.) Oh, and if for a few cause you have been requested, may well you kingdom, with self assurance, the greenback worth of the worldwide brewing undefined? (Another trace: it's totally as regards to oodles.)

The element this is this: there's a complete barrel-aged ocean of data approximately beer in the market; medical, advertisement, ancient, sociological. Beer for the GENIUS houses the entire most crucial bits in a single interesting, sociable, just a little daffy, but easy-to-use compendium.

By the time you're performed interpreting Beer for the GENIUS, it is possible for you to to wow your mates and relations (or annoy them, whichever) along with your startling beer know-how.

About the For the GENIUS Series

The For the GENIUS sequence is a line of how-to books approximately actually any subject that individuals are looking to research. even though written in a conversational type, GENIUS books are thorough and authoritative remedies of the topic. they're written by way of specialists within the topic who are looking to percentage with others what they have learned.

Pure genius!

Table of Contents

Part 1: the fine details of Beer...or...High tuition Chemistry, Redux

Chapter 1: Fermentation and Brewing

Chapter 2: one million types of Beer

Part 2: Beer background is Human History

Chapter 3: long ago within the Day

Chapter 4: Beer historical past from round the entire Sudsy Globe

Chapter 5: The Medieval Revolution

Chapter 6: Beer involves America

Part three: Beer and Society

Chapter 7: Men's paintings and/or Women's Work

Chapter 8: Beer and Commerce

Chapter 9: Beer and Medicine

Chapter 10: Beer and the Law

Chapter eleven: Beer in the course of Prohibition

Part four: The Brewing Today

Chapter 12: Contract Brewing

Chapter 13: The Craft-Brew/Micro-Brew Revolution(s)

Chapter 14: the fundamentals of Homebrewing

Chapter 15: Sketches of the Today

Part five: having fun with Beer

Chapter 16: Jars, Goblets, Cans, Bottles and Skulls

Chapter 17: Tasting Beer & Tasting different Stuff With Beer

Conclusion: Bottle It up and placed a Cork in It

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