Love beer. Sound smart. Drink well. Straightforward and opinionated, Short Course in Beer is designed to turn the novice beer lover into an expert imbiber and the casual drinker into an enthusiast. Readers will come to understand the beauty of beer and the sources of its flavor, as well as learn which beers are worth our time and which are not. With tongue in cheek, the author examines beer´s historical connections to the Crusades, the Hundred Years´ War, and modern-day soccer riots. He talks frankly (and joyfully) about the effects of alcohol on the body and brain, he defends beer from its enemies, and ushers it out of the frat house and into the dining room. Discussion questions at the end of each chapter are designed to stimulate lively conversations, presumably over a glass of equally lively beer. At last a beer course for smarties! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Verner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008463/bk_adbl_008463_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you´re a lover of deep, rich flavor but just can´t find anything at the store that really tantalizes your taste buds, The Essential Kitchen Series has got you covered. Craft Beer Cooking Recipes is overflowing with delicious beer-based recipes to enhance any meal or appetizer. This recipe book is destined to be an amazon top-seller, and for good reason. Beer flavoring makes almost any recipe spectacular. Whether you´re cooking with pork, chicken, or even vegetables, these recipe delights will win you over the very first time. Buying this cookbook will assure you of never cooking a boring meal again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Donna Havern. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/048763/bk_acx0_048763_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Everyone knows how to drink beer, but few know how to really taste it with an understanding of the finer points of brewing, serving, and food pairing. Discover the ingredients and brewing methods that make each variety unique, and learn to identify the scents, colors, flavors, and mouthfeel of all the major beer styles. Recommendations for more than 50 types of beer from around the world encourage you to expand your horizons. Uncap the secrets in every bottle of the world´s greatest drink! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Donald Corren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/007326/bk_tant_007326_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Home Brewing: A DIY Guide to Creating Your Own Craft Beer from Scratch is intended as a starting guide to home brewing beer. Beer has been around for hundreds of years, and its very early history was in the homes of beer lovers as they tried to create their own delicious drinks. As time has gone on, the process for making beer has been refined so that it can now be commercially produced, but that has not stopped hobbyists from continuing to make homemade beer just for the fun of it. Because brewing beer is such a long and scientific process, each step of the way presents the brewer with new options and techniques that can be tweaked any which way to create new styles and flavors. The beauty of the craft beer industry and home brewing is that it allows for plenty of creativity and innovation, which has produced hundreds of different types of beer that all have their own unique flavor. As you get further into home brewing, you too can emulate these styles and maybe someday create your own. This book begins with a brief history of the craft brewing industry and its impact on home brewing, then goes into detail about how to get started brewing beer within the comforts of your own home. From equipment to ingredients, we have provided full descriptions of everything you need. It is meant as a guide for absolute beginners, so we have gone into detail about what is known as extract home brewing, but even those who are interested in partial mash brewing and all-grain brewing will find a wealth of useful information. Though our step-by-step brewing process is not specific to any one kind of beer, we have also provided a guide to the different styles so that you can modify the steps, as you need. Whether you want to create your own India pale ale or pilsner, we have the answers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clay Willison. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/085038/bk_acx0_085038_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Updated business wisdom from the founder of Dogfish Head, the nation´s fastest growing independent craft brewery.... Starting with nothing more than a home brewing kit, Sam Calagione turned his entrepreneurial dream into a foamy reality in the form of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, one of America´s best and fastest-growing craft breweries. In this newly updated Second Edition, Calagione offers a deeper real-world look at entrepreneurship and what it takes to operate and grow a successful business. In several new chapters, he discusses Dogfish´s most innovative marketing ideas, including how social media has become an integral part of the business model and how other small businesses can use it to catch up with bigger competitors. Calagione also presents a compelling argument for choosing to keep his business small and artisanal, despite growing demand for his products. Updated to offer a more complete look at what it takes to keep a small business booming An inspiring story of renegade entrepreneurialism and the rewards of dreaming big, working hard, and thinking unconventionally Shows how to use social media to reach new customers and grow a business For any entrepreneur with a dream, Brewing Up a Business, Second Edition presents an enlightening, in-depth look at what it takes to succeed on their own terms. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kris Koscheski. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002323/bk_acx0_002323_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Goose Island opened as a family-owned Chicago brewpub in the late 1980s, and it soon became one of the most inventive breweries in the world. In the golden age of light, bland, and cheap beers, John Hall and his son Greg brought European flavors to America. With distribution in two dozen states, two brewpubs and status as one of the twenty biggest breweries in the United States, Goose Island became an American success story and was a champion of craft beer. Then, on March 28, 2011, the Halls sold the brewery to Anheuser-Busch InBev, maker of Budweiser, the least craft-like beer imaginable. The sale forced the industry to reckon with craft beer´s mainstream appeal and a popularity few envisioned. Josh Noel broke the news of the sale in the Chicago Tribune, and he covered the resulting backlash from Chicagoans and beer fanatics across the country as the discussion escalated into an intellectual craft beer war. Anheuser-Busch has since bought four other craft breweries, and from among the outcry rises a question that Noel addresses through personal anecdotes from industry leaders: how should a brewery grow? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles Constant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/011798/bk_tant_011798_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sara Hagerty masterfully draws from her own story of spiritual and physical barrenness to birth in listeners a new longing for God. With exquisite storytelling and reflection, Hagerty guides listeners to a tender place that God is holding just for them—a place where he shapes the bitterness of lost expectations into deep, new places of knowing Him. In the age of fingertip access to answers and a limitless supply of ambitions, where do we find the God who was birthed in dirt and straw? Sara Hagerty found him when life stopped working for her. She found him when she was a young adult mired in spiritual busyness and when she was a new bride with doubts about whether her fledgling marriage would survive. She found him alone in the night as she cradled her longing for babies who did not come. She found him as she kissed the faces of children on another continent who had lived years without a mommy’s touch. In Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet, Hagerty masterfully draws from the narrative of her life to craft a mosaic of a God who leans into broken stories. Here readers see a God who is present in every changing circumstance. Most significantly, they see a God who is present in every unchanging circumstance as well. Whatever lost expectations listeners are facing—in family, career, singleness, or marriage—Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet will bring them closer to a God who longs for them to know him more. What does it look like to know God’s nearness when life breaks? What does it mean to receive his life when earthly life remains barren? How can God turn the bitterness of unmet desire into new flavors of joy? With exquisite storytelling and reflection, Hagerty brings listeners back to hope, back to healing, back to a place that God is holding for them alone—a place where the unseen is more real than what the eye can perceive. A place where every bitter thing is sweet. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Richmond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/001532/bk_zond_001532_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Legendary beer expert Charlie Bamforth presents the most compelling social history of beer ever written: where its come from, and where its headed. From centuries-old cultural values to radical new approaches, craft brewing to globalization, its an amazing story. Bamforth tells it all with humor, behind-the-scenes insight, and sheer joy! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Ferrone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002870/bk_adbl_002870_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There´s nothing that can´t be solved over a glass of excellent wine. Joseph ´´West´´ Weston has paid for his wealth and success with long hours at the office and no personal life to speak of. Meetings, conference calls, and paperwork dominate his waking hours and have kept him from honoring the promise he made to his late grandfather years before. After leaving the Marines, Robert ´´Rush´´ Coeman returns to his hometown and settles in as a Christmas tree farmer. His life is quiet and simple, and he likes it that way. When West arrives in town and buys Rush´s parents´ vineyard on a whim, that simple life is turned upside down. The animosity between them is palpable, but Rush shelves his preconceived notions in order to protect his parents´ legacy. He agrees to help West learn how to run the vineyard, and Rush soon realizes that love doesn´t necessarily come in the package he expected. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Pauley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062478/bk_acx0_062478_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a collection of the writings of Tom Thurlow, a conservative columnist, attorney, and blog-master at Napa Whine Country. Produced in an informal and conversational style, the subjects covered include politics, movies and event reviews, ´´strong opinions on trivial subjects´´, and various unrelated humorous columns. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Philip D. Moore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044631/bk_acx0_044631_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.