Beer for Dummies by Steve Ettlinger

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Beer has always been one of the world's most popular beverages; but recently, people have embraced the rich complexities of beer's many varieties. Now, with Beer For Dummies, you can quickly and enjoyably educate your palate -- from recognizing the characteristics of ales, lagers, and other beer styles to brewing your own beer right at home. In Beer For Dummies, beer connoisseur Marty Nachel shares his own expertise on this subject so dear to his heart, revealing his picks for the best beer festivals, tastings, and events around the world as well as his simple tips for pouring, storing, and drinking beer like an expert brewmeister.

About Steve Ettlinger

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Steve Ettlinger has been the book producer, author, or coauthor of over 20 consumer-oriented books since 1985 (he produced Marty's first book). He is president of Ettlinger Editorial Projects, an idea-developing and book-producing firm, and was president of the American Book Producers Association, a trade group, from 1991 to 1995. Among his own titles are The Restaurant Lover's Companion and The Complete Illustrated Guide to Everything Sold in Hardware Stores. He also covers dining-related subjects for national magazines and Web sites.; A former welder and steel fabricator, Marty Nachel is a freelance writer on beer and brewing, an award-winning homebrewer, a Certified Beer Judge, and a beer evaluator for the Beverage Testing Institute. He is also a member of the North American Guild of Beer Writers, former president of the Chicago Beer Society, and founding member of the Brewers Of South Suburbia (B.O.S.S.) homebrew and beer appreciation club.His first book, Beer Across America: A Regional Guide to Brewpubs and Microbreweries, was published in July 1995.Marty Nachel has been the lead writer and editor for the newsletters that accompany monthly shipments of microbrewed beer from Beer Across America since October 1992. His articles have also appeared in All About Beer, Beer & Tavern Chronicle, Brew Magazine, Brew Your Own, Fine Cooking, Heads Up, Midwest Beer Notes, On Tap newsletter, and Zymurgy.Travel in search of good beer has taken Marty to over 150 breweries and brewpubs and assorted beer festivals and shrines in Europe and North America. When he can find the time, he likes to collect breweriana.
Published August 30, 1996 by For Dummies. 360 pages
Genres: Cooking. Non-fiction

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