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The Oxford Companion to Beer by Garrett Oliver
The Oxford Companion to Beer by Garrett Oliver
4.0 out of 5 stars OUP: USA, 16 Jun 2014
This is a comprehensive encyclopaedia of beer and brewing, starting with 'Abbey beers' and ending with 'Zymurgy'. There is a limited number of headwords but each carries a substantial article. The combination of the 'Topical Outline' at the front and the Index makes this book easy to consult, but beware: once you have started, one thing leads to another, and before you know it, you are late for the pub / bedtime / or any other scheduled event. Anyone using it to set a pub quiz can earn himself great kudos and everlasting detestation in equal measure, unless he be very careful!

Topics range from brewing chemistry: organic and inorganic, through biographies of individuals and of… Read more