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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.

©2013 Joshua M. Berstein (P)2018 Tantor

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  • Ryne T. Gardner
  • 16-11-18

Clashing Narration/Writing Style

*UPDATE: Going through the book a 2nd time, I think my first review was too harsh. The book has a lot of good info, but I still wish the narration was better. Overall I bumped everything up a star."

Josuah love to be discriptive, which is great, but it does not vibe with the narration. The narrator sounds like like a 1920 speakeasy owner who continued aging but never left that time period.

The narrorator mispronounces a lot of words like Cicerone (Sis-er-ohn not Sis-er-oh-ney), Trub (Troob not Trub), and povolone (the cheese...)

At times, it feel like the Narrator is just reading beer lables back to back. The actual book is solid, but at times it does not translate well to audiobook format.

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  • james martin
  • 06-04-21

interesting book for new beer geeks

well written book on the styles of beers with recommendations on beers to try.