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Beer Sommelier

A Journey Through the Culture of Beer

Pietro Fontana (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Fabio Petroni (Photographer), Giovanni Ruggieri (Contribution by)

Hardcover

List Price: 39.95*
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White Star Publishers, 9788854409019, 232pp.

Publication Date: February 3, 2015



About the Author

Pietro Fontana opened a microbrewery in Monza, Italy, where he is both owner and brewer: Piccolo Opificio Brassicolo del Carrobiolo-FERMENTUM, a member of the Italian cultural association Unionbirrai. Apart from producing sought-after beers, he organizes introductory courses to home brewing and tastings of quality beers. In 2011 and 2013, some of his beers obtained the highest recognition available to Italian brewers, being included in Slowfood's Guida alle birre d'Italia (a guide to Italian beers). In 2014, he extended his brewery, adding a new production area and a brewpub--the first in the city. Fabio Petroni specializes in portraits and still lifes. He has photographed leading Italian celebrities, and works with top advertising agencies where he handles important Italian brands. His books with White Star include Horses: Master Portraits, Mutt's Life!, Cocktails, Orchids, Tea Sommelier, and Bonsai. He lives in Milan.