"Beer: Tap into the Art and Science of Brewing is the first book that enables the nonspecialist to understand this science and technology. Charles Bamforth, an esteemed authority on brewing science, ha"
Enables the nonspecialist to understand the chemistry and microbiology of brewing. Bamforth, an esteemed authority on brewing science, covers everything from the basis of selection of the best barley, hops, and yeast through the composition of beer as it affects the taste, head, and wholesomeness of the finished drink. He traces the history of beer from ancient Babylon to today's sophisticated brewing centers, and forecasts what the brewing industry will look like in the 21st century. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.