When you were in college, the only thing you really needed to know about beer was which one was cheapest. But it's a brave new world out there: thousands of breweries making dozens and dozens of styles, each with their own unique flavor gradations. Not to mention the chemical and culinary side of things. How are you going to traverse the mountain range of hops-infused know-how? Meet your new sherpa: Randy Mosher.
Tasting Beer is the bible of beer wisdom, full of easy-to-understand but incredibly thorough information on just about everything beer-related: history, ingredients, brewing methods, styles, tasting pro-tips, food pairings, and more. A lot more. It's even used as a textbook for the Cicerone program (the sommelier equivalent of the beer world). Mosher himself is an award-winning brewer and author, and writes in such an engaging way that this 256-page paperback will fly by, whilst giving you an unrivaled grasp of how to not merely drink your beer, but actually taste it.