Monday, September 24, 2012

Beer for Dummies by Marty Nachel

Beer for Dummies by Marty Nachel
2012, For Dummies

Synopsis: Beer has always been one of the world's most popular beverages; but recently, people have embraced the rich complexities of beer's many varieties. Now, with "Beer For Dummies," you can quickly and enjoyably educate your palate -- from recognizing the characteristics of ales, lagers, and other beer styles to brewing your own beer right at home. In "Beer For Dummies," beer connoisseur Marty Nachel shares his own expertise on this subject so dear to his heart, revealing his picks for the best beer festivals, tastings, and events around the world as well as his simple tips for pouring, storing, and drinking beer like an expert brewmeister.

Why read: Requested from Amazon Vine

What impressed me: Everything in this book was explained in basic, easy to understand terms.

What disappointed me: While this book was a broad look at all things beer related, nothing is covered in extreme depth. Good for the parts you aren't interested in, bad for the parts you want to learn more about. I wish the topics touted on the front cover were covered more fully and topics like homebrewing and cooking with beer were left out.

Recommended: Not really. Everything in this book is glossed over and readers interested in the different topics would do better to read a book on the specific topic they are interested in.

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