Behind the Beers and Brewers Leading the World's Craft Brewing Revolution
By Joshua M. Bernstein
(Sterling Epicure, Hardcover, 9781402778643, 304pp.)
Publication Date: November 2011
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Fine wine has always had its expert guides to taste and terroir. Why not beer? Funky, young, and smart, this is the ultimate beer geek's companion, covering everything from the homebrew renaissance to nanobreweries to many of America's preeminent beer events and festivals. There's a revolution brewing among craft beer makers: They're reviving long-forgotten recipes, dosing brews with wild yeasts to create new flavors, and using organic grains and hops to forge a delicious new frontier of beer. And no one's better equipped to tell us what's happening than Joshua M. Bernstein, former Gourmet.com writer and one of the world's foremost beer experts. He covers all of today's top trends, including high-alcohol, bourbon barrel-aged, cask-conditioned, and even gluten-free beers. Designed to look just like Joshua's notebook and featuring labels and photos, this extreme guide is a one-stop shop for cutting-edge beer technology, taste, and information.
Joshua M. Bernstein has written for dozens of magazines, newspapers, and websites, including the New York Times, the New York Daily News, Travel+Leisure.com, Forbes Traveler, New York magazine, and Time Out New York. He has written a column for the New York Press for seven years and is a beer features writer for Imbibe. He is currently the beer columnist for AOL's Slashfood.” Brewed Awakening is his first book. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Praise for Brewed Awakening:
“Joshua M. Bernstein's Brewed Awakening shines a spotlight on the variety, ingenuity, and innovation that is alive and well in the beer community. Over the past decade, the collective renaissance of beer and brewing has proven that this is the best time in history to be a beer drinker. Brewed Awakening is a great look behind the curtain of the beers that are making this revolution so great.” —Ken Grossman, Founder, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
“Brewed Awakening does an excellent job of immersing the reader right into the heart of what craft beer is all about. Hardcore beer geeks and newcomers to the craft beer revolution alike will find a wealth of fascinating, and fascinatingly cool, information on every page.” —Greg Koch, CEO and cofounder, Stone Brewing Co.
“Brewed Awakening has something for every beer lover, but I think it is most ideal for upping the beer IQ of those just entering our ranks. It demystifies the brewing process and the international craft brewing movement.” —Sam Calagione, president and founder, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery