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Think Globally, Brew Locally

Tickets to the annual beer-tasting event Brew at the Zoo, to be held this Friday at Riverbanks Zoo, have already sold out, but you can learn about America’s burgeoning craft-beer scene, as well as beer culture around the world, in these recently published titles from Richland Library’s collection. Several call attention to breweries operating right here in the Carolinas, including Beer Lover’s The Carolinas, North Carolina Craft Beer and Breweries, Asheville Beer, and Charleston Beer.


Amazon Says: The Beer Lover's series features regional breweries, brewpubs and beer bars for those looking to seek out and celebrate the best brews--from bitter seasonal IPAs to rich, dark more...
Amazon Says: The Beer Lover's series features regional breweries, brewpubs and beer bars for those looking to seek out and celebrate the best brews--from bitter seasonal IPAs to rich, dark stouts--their cities have to offer. With quality beer producers popping up all over the nation, you don't have to travel very far to taste great beer; some of the best stuff is brewing right in your home state. These comprehensive guides cover the entire beer experience for the proud, local enthusiast and the traveling visitor alike, including information on: - brewery and beer profiles with tasting notes- brewpubs and beer bars- events and festivals- food and brew-your-own beer recipes - city trip itineraries with bar crawl maps- regional food and beer pairings less...
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Amazon Says: A Beer Lover's Guide to More than 250 Craft Beers, Ales, and Lagers Find new brews to enjoy with the easy-to-use Beer: What to Drink Next. Simply look up whatever you more...
Amazon Says: A Beer Lover's Guide to More than 250 Craft Beers, Ales, and Lagers Find new brews to enjoy with the easy-to-use Beer: What to Drink Next. Simply look up whatever you like drinking on the Beer Select-O-Pedia—a periodic table of beer styles. Ninety different kinds of beer are organized by country of origin, leading you to a color coded chapter full of suggestions of what to drink next—Belgian Trappist beer, German lagers, British and Irish ales, all manner of American beers, plus some unique category-busting hybrid creations. Each style includes a brief history, a description, three beers to try, and suggested food pairings; there's even a color diagram defining the beer's “atomic structure”—with tasting notes, fun facts, and recommended breweries.”   less...
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Amazon Says: Over the past 40 years craft-brewed beer has exploded in growth. In 1980, a handful of “microbrewery” pioneers launched a revolution that would challenge the dominance of more...
Amazon Says: Over the past 40 years craft-brewed beer has exploded in growth. In 1980, a handful of “microbrewery” pioneers launched a revolution that would challenge the dominance of the national brands, Budweiser, Coors, and Miller, and change the way Americans think about, and drink, beer. Today, there are more than 2,700 craft breweries in the United  States and another  1,500 are in the works. Their influence is spreading to Europe’s great brewing nations, and to countries all over the globe. In The Craft Beer Revolution, Steve Hindy, co-founder of Brooklyn Brewery, tells the inside story of how a band of homebrewers and microbrewers came together to become one of America’s  great entrepreneurial  triumphs. Beginning with Fritz Maytag, scion of the washing  machine  company, and Jack McAuliffe, a US Navy submariner who developed  a passion for real beer while  serving in Scotland, Hindy tells the story of hundreds of creative businesses like Deschutes Brewery, New Belgium, Dogfish Head, and Harpoon. He shows how their individual and collective efforts have combined to grab 10 percent of the dollar share of the US beer market. Hindy also explores how Budweiser, Miller, and Coors, all now owned by international conglomerates, are creating their own craft-style beers, the same way major food companies have acquired or created smaller organic labels to court credibility with a new generation of discerning eaters and drinkers. This is a timely and fascinating look at what America’s new generation of entrepreneurs can learn from the intrepid pioneering brewers who are transforming the way Americans enjoy this wonderful, inexpensive, storied beverage: beer. less...
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Amazon Says: Discover the underdog story of how America came to dominate beer stylistically in Tom Acitelli's The Audacity of Hops: The History of America's Craft Beer Revolution, the firs more...
Amazon Says: Discover the underdog story of how America came to dominate beer stylistically in Tom Acitelli's The Audacity of Hops: The History of America's Craft Beer Revolution, the first and only history book on American craft beer. Based on extensive archival research as well as interviews with the movement's key players going back to the 1960s, this acclaimed book is the most comprehensive chronicle yet of one of the most interesting and lucrative culinary trends in the U.S. since World War II.  Acitelli weaves the story of the rise of American craft beer into the tales of trends like Slow Food and the rebirth of America's urban areas, and paints an unforgettable portrait of plucky entrepreneurial triumph. The backgrounds on all your favorite craft brewers are here, including often forgotten heroes from the movement's earliest days as well as the history of homebrewing since Prohibition. This is the "book for the craft beer nerd who thinks he or she already knows the story" (Los Angeles Times) as well as for fans of good food and drink in general. less...
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Amazon Says: It's a great time to be a beer drinker, but also the most confusing, thanks to the dizzying array of available draft beers. Expert Joshua M. Bernstein comes to the rescue with more...
Amazon Says: It's a great time to be a beer drinker, but also the most confusing, thanks to the dizzying array of available draft beers. Expert Joshua M. Bernstein comes to the rescue with The Complete Beer Course, demystifying brews and breaking down the elements that make beer's flavor spin into distinctively different and delicious directions. Structured around a series of easy-to-follow classes, his course hops from lagers and pilsners to hazy wheat beers, Belgian-style abbey and Trappist ales, aromatic pale ales and bitter IPAs, roasty stouts, barrel-aged brews, belly-warming barley wines, and mouth-puckering sour ales. There is even a class on international beer styles and another on pairing beer with food and starting your own beer cellar. Through suggested, targeted tastings, you'll learn when to drink down-and when to dump those beers down a drain. less...
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World Beer by Tim Hampson
Amazon Says: World Beer explores the renaissance of beer, explaining the brewing process, beer history, and the finer points of beer appreciation. The stories of major beer producing natio more...
Amazon Says: World Beer explores the renaissance of beer, explaining the brewing process, beer history, and the finer points of beer appreciation. The stories of major beer producing nations are explored in depth, focusing on their local beer styles and the breweries that made them famous. From the face-smacking intensity of ultra-hopped IPAs to sweet-and-smoky porters, World Beer showcases beers by brewery, telling the story of today's top brewing innovators and their brews. There are evocative tasting notes for both core and seasonal beers in addition to food pairing suggestions to get the most out of each glass. less...
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Amazon Says: Gone are the days when a cold beer was the drink reserved for ballparks and frat parties. Today, microbreweries around the globe are proving that beer is every bit as complex more...
Amazon Says: Gone are the days when a cold beer was the drink reserved for ballparks and frat parties. Today, microbreweries around the globe are proving that beer is every bit as complex and sophisticated as wine. Their creations range from delicate champagne beers to extreme strength concoctions that are more akin to whisky and port. With names as varied as their flavors -- try Death & Taxes, Knuckle Sandwich or Golden Monkey on for size--these elusive libations are changing the way the world views the humble brewski. In Boutique Beer, bestselling author and renowned beer connoisseur Ben McFarland scours the globe to showcase 500 of the world's most exciting premium ales. From American craft brewers and ale-making European nations to the fresh new crop of brewers across Japan, Scandinavia and Australia, McFarland puts his extensive knowledge to work to offer the reader-- An in-depth look at the ingredients and brewing process for each beer as well as an assessment of appearance, aroma, flavor and finish Advice on storage and ageing, ideal drinking temperature, and correct glassware Tips for selecting which beers to pair with different foods Listings of key breweries and places to visit for the best craft beer experience A detailed exploration of the various types of ales including barrel aged, barley wines, pilsners, lagers, and more Discerning beer drinkers of all levels will find Boutique Beer to be an essential guide to the world's most distinctive ales as well as the people, personalities and the inspiration behind them. less...
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Amazon Says: “Yes, great beer can change your life,” writes chef Schuyler Schultz in Beer, Food, and Flavor. Here is your authoritative guide to exploring the diverse array of flavors more...
Amazon Says: “Yes, great beer can change your life,” writes chef Schuyler Schultz in Beer, Food, and Flavor. Here is your authoritative guide to exploring the diverse array of flavors found in craft beer—and the joys of pairing those flavors with great food to transform everyday meals into culinary events. Armed with the precise tasting techniques and pairing strategies offered inside, participating in the growing craft beer community is now easier than ever. Beer, Food, and Flavor will enable you to learn about the top craft breweries in your region, seek out new beer styles and specialty brews with confidence, create innovative menus, and pair craft beer with fine food, whether at home or while dining out. less...
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Amazon Says: Drinking local harks back to the founding of Asheville in 1798. Whether it be moonshine or craft beer, the culture of local hooch is deeply ingrained in the mountain dwellers more...
Amazon Says: Drinking local harks back to the founding of Asheville in 1798. Whether it be moonshine or craft beer, the culture of local hooch is deeply ingrained in the mountain dwellers of Western North Carolina. Both residents and visitors alike enjoy Asheville's wealth of breweries, brewpubs, beer festivals and dedicated retailers. That enthusiasm earned the city the coveted Beer City, USA title year after year and prompted West Coast beer giants Sierra Nevada, New Belgium and Oskar Blues to establish production facilities here. Beer writer and educator Anne Fitten Glenn recounts this intoxicating history, from the suds-soaked saloons of "Hell's Half Acre" to the region's explosion into a beer Mecca. less...
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Amazon Says: Boasting more craft breweries than any other state in the American South, North Carolina is the state of Southern beer.In North Carolina Craft Beer & Breweries, Erik Lars Myer more...
Amazon Says: Boasting more craft breweries than any other state in the American South, North Carolina is the state of Southern beer.In North Carolina Craft Beer & Breweries, Erik Lars Myers profiles over 50 brewpubs and breweries statewide, providing useful details like location and contact information, tour times and hours of operation, and the breweries regular lineups of beers and seasonal releases. Myers relates each brewery's history and the vision of its founders. Most importantly, he shares its story, showing how it offers something different or unique. Sidebars about festivals, bottle shops, and other beer-related features like hop farms, cideries, and meaderies show how craft beer is a growing and thriving industry in North Carolina.North Carolina Craft Beer & Breweries is an ideal introduction for people who are just learning about craft beer and a great resource for beer enthusiasts who want to get the most out of their local beer experience. The book contains bonuses like a glossary of beer-related terms, a beer-styles quick reference guide, and an introduction to craft beer and how it is made. A history and time line of beer and brewing in North Carolina from colonial days (when beer was not widely made, due to the warm climate) through Prohibition to the present day take North Carolina Craft Beer & Breweries beyond what readers expect from a local guidebook, proving that "beer is not just a drink--it's a destination" (CNN.com). less...
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Amazon Says: 1st Place Winner of the 2012 Gourmand Award for Best in the World in the Beer category. For millennia, beer has been a favorite beverage in cultures across the globe. After w more...
Amazon Says: 1st Place Winner of the 2012 Gourmand Award for Best in the World in the Beer category. For millennia, beer has been a favorite beverage in cultures across the globe. After water and tea, it is the most popular drink in the world, and it is at the center of a $450 billion industry. Edited by Garrett Oliver, the James Beard Winner for Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional, this is the first major reference work to investigate the history and vast scope of beer. The Oxford Companion to Beer features more than 1,100 A-Z entries written by 166 of the world's most prominent beer experts. Attractively illustrated with over 140 images, the book covers everything from the agricultural makeup of various beers to the technical elements of the brewing process, local effects of brewing on regions around the world, and the social and political implications of sharing a beer. Entries not only define terms such as "dry hopping" and "cask conditioning" but give fascinating details about how these and other techniques affect a beer's taste, texture, and popularity. Cultural entries shed light on such topics as pub games, food pairings and the development of beer styles. Readers will enjoy vivid accounts of how our drinking traditions have changed throughout history, and how these traditions vary in different parts of the world, from Japan to Mexico, New Zealand, and Brazil, among many other countries. The pioneers of beer-making are the subjects of biographical entries, and the legacies these pioneers have left behind, in the form of the world's most popular beers and breweries, are recurrent themes throughout the book. Packed with information, this comprehensive resource also includes thorough appendices (covering beer festivals, beer magazines, and more), conversion tables, and an index. Featuring a foreword by Tom Colicchio, this book is the perfect shelf-mate to Oxford's renowned Companion to Wine and an absolutely indispensable volume for everyone who loves beer as well as all beverage professionals, including home brewers, restaurateurs, journalists, cooking school instructors, beer importers, distributors, and retailers, and a host of others. less...
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Amazon Says: In a town that prides itself on buying local and all things Lowcountry, it s no surprise that artisanal "craft" beer has taken the Holy City by storm. With four established br more...
Amazon Says: In a town that prides itself on buying local and all things Lowcountry, it s no surprise that artisanal "craft" beer has taken the Holy City by storm. With four established breweries, dedicated retail stores and bars, a home brewing club and the annual Brewvival festival, craft beer culture is booming. But behind the modern ales, lagers and stouts that connoisseurs know and love is a barrelful of Charleston beer history that has been brewing for centuries. From the first brewery that opened its doors in 1732 through Prohibition and the recent "Pop the Cap" legislation that allowed high-gravity beer to once again flood the streets, Charlestonians have embraced beer wholeheartedly. Join local writer and beer bard Timmons Pettigrew as he recounts the incredible and mouthwatering history of Charleston beer, pint by frosty pint. less...
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Amazon Says: Whether readers want a light lager perfect for summer drinking, a rich stout, or a full-bodied ale, there is a beer in this volume for every occasion. 500 Beers features frien more...
Amazon Says: Whether readers want a light lager perfect for summer drinking, a rich stout, or a full-bodied ale, there is a beer in this volume for every occasion. 500 Beers features friendly, expert guidance to a world of beers, as well as tips on everything from beer and food matching to storing, pouring, and tasting beer. less...
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The Beer Trials by Robin Goldstein
Amazon Says: The essential guide to the world's most popular beers, The Beer Trials features brutally honest ratings, full-page reviews, and photos of the 250 most popular beers in the wor more...
Amazon Says: The essential guide to the world's most popular beers, The Beer Trials features brutally honest ratings, full-page reviews, and photos of the 250 most popular beers in the world, based only on blind taste tests. The essential reference for anyone who enjoys drinking beer, it also includes complete information on the major beer styles, flavors, and regions. In this beer guide based purely on blind tastings, a rigorous panel of beer experts and brewers rate all kinds of beers, from craft brews to macro-lagers, including Tsingtao, Spaten, Deschutes, Tecate, Maudite, Sam Adams, Chimay, and Bud Light. less...
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Amazon Says: Raise a pint to the WORLD’S BEST BEERS! This extensive exploration of the 1,000 tastiest brews on earth is not your average guidebook—it’s a complete look into the histo more...
Amazon Says: Raise a pint to the WORLD’S BEST BEERS! This extensive exploration of the 1,000 tastiest brews on earth is not your average guidebook—it’s a complete look into the history, production, and flavor of every beer worth drinking. “Brewery Profiles” take you country-by-country to the finest breweries in places like Argentina, Japan, Germany, Belgium, Britain, and New Zealand, and provide fun facts, stats, and anecdotes. There’s even an explanation of which beers go with which foods. Next time you eat shellfish, try it with a Pilsner. Having a hearty stout? It pairs perfectly with some vanilla ice cream.So drink up! less...
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