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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
013706507

Price: $25.99
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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.


000015133
Price: $40.00
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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.


000015137
Price: $15.00
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