Proper Beer Glassware

The type of glass that a beer is served in has the potentially to significantly impact the way that you perceive that beer. Glasses come in all shapes, sizes and materials; each of which will impact the characteristics of the beer. Every glass has a number of features that will impact the flavor of the beer. The following include the typical features on most glasses, an understanding of these components…

Apples to Cider

Apples to Cider – Book Review

Apples to Cider: How to Make Cider at Home By April White with Stephen Wood of Farnum Hill Ciders Apples to Cider is an insightful narrative into the creation of hard apple cider. The book highlights the procedures followed by award-winning Farnum Hill Ciders from Lebanon, New Hampshire through a series of page breaks written by Stephen Wood. The full color book is comprised of 151 pages with beautiful photos…

Beer-Topia

Beer-Topia – Book Review

Uncle John’s Beer-Topia – A Heady Brew of Beer Miscellany is a unique resource to have on your book shelve.  If you’ve never heard of the Uncle John’s line before, they are generally short books designed to be read in short sittings while using the facilities.  The Beer-Topia version is no different than Uncle John’s other musings but the beer-centric approach is a refreshing read to say the least. The…

Tasting Beer

Tasting Beer – Randy Mosher – Book Review

Tasting Beer: An Insider’s Guide to the World’s Greatest Drink By Randy Mosher Tasting Beer will bring any fan or server of beer to a new level of understanding to the world’s greatest drink regardless of experience or knowledge prior to opening the first page. Tasting Beer begins as many other books about beer or brewing; it goes through brief history of beer and discussing the general brewing process. This…