Hops, Barley, Water, Yeast and the Nature of Beer
by Pete Brown
Beer is the third most poplular drink on the planet, yet few people know what beer is actually made of. In lively and witty fashion, award-wining British beer writer and regular BBC radio contributor Pete Brown dives into beer’s four natural ingredients – malted barley, hops, yeast, and water – and shares the incredible story each has to tell.
Miracle Brew presents a complete natural history of beer and empasizes the imporatnce of place – or terroir – that each ingredients brings to the finished glass. From traditional malting techniques, to the evolution of modern hop breeding, water chemistry, and the miraculous catalyst that is fermentation, craft beer brewing has ceome a part of the local food movements and is redefining how the world perceives beer.
Brown, who has been traveling and writing about beer for over a decade, introduces readers to a cast of characters who reveal the magic of beer and celebrate the true joy of drinking it.
From Chelsea Green Publishing