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Beer Is Proof God Loves Us
by Charles W. Bamforth

Legendary beer expert Charlie Bamforth presents the most compelling social history of beer ever written: where it’s come from, and where it’s headed. From centuries-old cultural values to radical new approaches, craft brewing to globalization, it’s an amazing story. Bamforth tells it all–with humor, behind-the-scenes insight, and sheer joy!

As the first Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting and Brewing Science at University of California-Davis, Bamforth (Beer: Health and Nutrition) writes with passion and expertise in this semiautobiographical ode to beer. Discussing diverse topics such as the global consolidation of beer production, health aspects, the environmental impact of beer, and the nuances of beer quality, he attempts to cover a lot of ground in ten relatively short chapters. Referencing a Benjamin Franklin quote, the title not only alludes to the spiritual transcendence Bamforth finds in a glass of beer but also foreshadows the spattering of awkward considerations of religion throughout the book. Not meant to be objective outsider's accounts, Bamforth's stories are intensely personal. A sizable endnotes section includes additional stories and explains beer arcanum. VERDICT While Bamforth's knowledge is deep and admirable, only true beer cognoscenti would be interested in this somewhat disjointed mix of storytelling, cultural history, and advocacy.—Rukshana Singh, Torrance P.L., CA

Pub. Date: October 2010 Publisher: FT Press Format: Hardcover , 237pp
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Brooklyn Brewshop Beer Making Kit: Chestnut Brown Ale

Northern style Brown ales are known for their rich and nutty flavors, and our Chestnut Brown Ale is no exception. We enhance the nuttiness by adding freshly roasted chestnuts to the boil, resulting in a sweet, mellow flavor that is just a tad malty and very satisfying.


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Brooklyn Brewshop Beer Making Kit: Coffee & Donut Stout

A dark-roasted, rich and creamy breakfast stout inspired by a deconstructed coffee and donut breakfast. The optional addition of crushed coffee beans amplifies the coffee flavor of the roast malts and dried coconut flakes brings a soft sweetness to the finish.


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Brooklyn Brewshop Beer Making Kit: Everyday IPA

As tempting for hop-heads as for the ones who love them, this well-balanced citrusy IPA gets its bitterness from Columbus hops and its fragrant citrus aroma from Cascade hops. And at 6.8%, it will make every day a good one.


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Brooklyn Brewshop: Everyday IPA Hops Mix

As tempting for hop-heads as for the ones who love them, this well-balanced citrusy IPA gets its bitterness from Columbus hops and its fragrant citrus aroma from Cascade hops. And at 6.8%, it will make every day a good one. This is just the mix, no brewing kit included.


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Price: $15.00
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Brooklyn Brewshop: Summer Wheat Hops Mix

A light-bodied ale with a hint of spice from the addition of American white wheat. This is just the mix, no brewing kit included.


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MURPHY WINERD
Wine tasting + wine trivia = major fun! This exciting board game tests everyone s wine knowledge with each sip. To start the game, taste three different wines, write down their names and where they are produced. Note the aromas, the colors, and the tastes. When a player lands on a blind tasting space, take a sip of one of the wines and try to remember which one it is. Land on a wine label space and answer trivia questions like Why are wine bottles stored on their sides? and What grape is used predominantly for Beaujolais? Are you a winerd?
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Price: $35.00
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