First published in 2015, The Beer Bible is billed as the most comprehensive guide to the world of beer, with everything you need to know about what to drink, where, when and why.
The first edition was named best drinks book by the International Association of Culinary Professionals in 2016.
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A new edition was published in September 2021, so author Jeff Alworth joins us in this opening episode of Season 11, to discuss the biggest changes in beer and brewing in the intervening years.
The Beer Bible second edition explores how brewing has evolved over the last 12,000 years from the birth of malting and national traditions, to the global proliferation of hazy IPAs.
It covers dozens of styles and hundreds of brews, along with recommended ‘beers to know’, and profiles of breweries from around the world.
Hailing from one of my favourite cities; Portland, Oregon, Jeff is also founder of the Beervana blog and podcast, where he and Oregon State University economics professor Patrick Emerson discuss beer and the economics of beer.
But I figure some of you may be unfamiliar with Jeff’s previous work. So I started by asking him, ‘what is The Beer Bible?’
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