"A glass in one hand and a pen in the other, Ben's writing deftly captures the passion, humor, and insight from the front line of the global craft brewing revolution." Mikkel Borg Bjergsø, Mikkeller
From the Inside Flap
captures the people, the places, and the passions that have inspired a worldwide craft brewing revolution. More than just another compendium of the globe's greatest brews, this book ventures off the well-trodden drinking path and takes the adventurous beer connoisseur deeper into the world of today's most compelling craft brewers.
Celebrating both the characters at the cutting edge of the contemporary craft beer scene and the pioneers of the past that inspired them, Ben McFarland's imbibing adventure stretches from Amsterdam's Red Light District to the far-reaches of the Faroe Islands via ale-making iconoclasts of Oregon, Danish gypsy brewers, some monks (obviously), and law-bending, lederhosen wearing Bavarians. There's even a guy who makes beer from his beard.
The award-wining writer talks of the tales and the tastes of more than 500 beers ranging from the legendary lambics and heinously hopped India Pale Ales to sublime session brews, sexy stouts, cellar-dwelling Barley wines, funky farmhouse beers, sours and saisons, beer made with wild yeast, barrel-ages beers, and more.
Amusing, enlightening, and absorbing, Boutique Beer
belongs on the bookshelf of discerning drinkers everywhere and assures that you will never look at your beer in the same way again.