This best-selling classic is completely updated, with guidance on developing your senses and reading subtle cues to be a skilled taster. New sections on beer-and-food pairings, craft beer trends, beer cocktails, and more accompany in-depth descriptions of today’s beer styles.
“An excellent way to get a professional grounding in beer.” — Cicerone Certification Program
“Mosher writes about beer and all its components with wit and authority in a manner that telecasts an excellent palate; to have this man explain the intricacies of beermaking is a revelation.” — Chicago Tribune
“Tasting Beer is a must-have for even the most casual of beer dabblers.” — Wisconsin State Journal
“Tasting Beer is possibly the best book on beer ever written and should be on the shelves of anyone remotely interested in the bubbly beverage.” — Pensacola News Journal
“Randy Mosher succeeds in filling Tasting Beer with encyclopedic details without watering any of them down.” — Austin American-Statesman
“This is a book that has been crying out to be written – a book that gets to the heart of where the colors, aromas, and flavors of the beer in your glass come from.” — Inside Beer
Randy Mosher is a writer, lecturer, and creative consultant on beer and brewing worldwide. He is the author of Tasting Beer, Beer For All Seasons, Radical Brewing, and Mastering Homebrew. He is active in the leadership of the Chicago Beer Society, the American Homebrewers Association, and the Brewers Association. He is also a partner in and the creative director for 5 Rabbit Cerveceria, a brewery in Bedford Park, Illinois. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.
Sam Calagione is the founder and president of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton, Delaware, one of the nation's fastest growing independent breweries, Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware and the Dogfish Inn in Lewes, Delaware. He has been named Businessman of the Year by the Small Business Administration, named one of Fast Company's 100 Most Creative People in Business, and The Wall Street Journal calls Sam "a Pioneer of bizarre brews."