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Distilled Knowledge

The Science Behind Drinking's Greatest Myths, Legends, and Unanswered Questions

Brian D. Hoefling, Leandro Castelao (Illustrator)


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Armed with cutting-edge research and a barfly's thirst for the truth, cocktail instructor Brian D. Hoefling tackles the most burning questions and longest-held myths surrounding that most ancient of human pastimes--with the science to either back them up or knock them down. From the ins and outs of aging to the chemistry of a beer head and the science behind your hangover, Distilled Knowledge provides a complete and comical education that will put an end to any barroom dispute, once and for all.

Abbeville Press, 9780789212689, 208pp.

Publication Date: October 4, 2016

About the Author

Brian D. Hoefling is a cocktail historian, instructor, and inveterate barfly. The founder of the Herzog Cocktail School and a specialist in custom cocktail courses, his writing has appeared in the Boston Business Journal. He lives in Boston with an impressive selection of rums. Visit him at Leandro Castelao is an Argentinean illustrator based in Brooklyn, New York. He has worked with The New York Times, The New Yorker, Nike, and Google, among many others. In 2014 he was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award for best recording packaging. Visit him at