Oliver, the brewmaster of the Brooklyn Brewery, argues that brewing beer is far more complicated than making wine, and pleads with beer drinkers to reach past the shelves of mass-produced hops toward bottles produced in more specialized breweries. His message may seem past its sell-by date, but his tour of beers and his brew-and-food match-ups are anything but stale. After explaining beer-making processes, Oliver launches into his beer-food combinations; though he offers no recipes, his recommendations- the classic pairing of Irish stout with oysters; the dark, caramely flavors of Trappist ales balancing a duck confit; the IPA from his own brewery complementing Thai, Mexican, and Vietnamese food-are excellent. Beer drinkers of all sorts will happily drift along Oliver's exhaustive tour.
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“Beer drinkers of all sorts will happily drift along Oliver’s exhaustive tour. ” (Publishers Weekly)
“Preached by the poet warrior of real beer and real food… The Brewmaster’s Table [is] a feisty and erudite tome.” (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
“A scholarly and readable book.” (Los Angeles Times)
“The best and most important book ever written on the subject of pairing food and beer..” (Bob Townsend, Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
As a novice in the appreciation of "real beer" this book was fabulous. Don't try to take it all in at once; take your time and enjoy!!Published 2 months ago by Jerry D. Newsom
Simply put, this will change how you drink with food... Such a fantastic resource, and an easy read. Five stars!Published 5 months ago by Matt Lanning
Got this as a gift for my boyfriend. Garrett Oliver is one of his favorite brewers. He enjoyed this book.Published 5 months ago by Vanessa Southammavong
This review is for the paperback version...5 stars for content, 1 star for quality of materials...Every single photo page fell out of the binding within the first week. Read morePublished 5 months ago by sjjn
Pretentious. The content is overshadowed by the narcissistic author. Take a pass on this book.Published 6 months ago by neal ryan
Very well written. entertaining and kept me wanting to read more. also made me want to try beer styles i normally don' t care for and rediscover the subtleties in various styles... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Shelley
The ultimate book for pairing food and beer and a must read for anyone who loves a beer with their meal.Published 7 months ago by Bob Floyd
Fantastic book if you love food and even partially like beer. It has taught me so much and entertained me at the same time. Plus I have a new love for lambic ale!Published 7 months ago by Kimmy
Loving it so far, great writing combined with great information. It's hard to set it aside and I feel anxious to get back to it as soon as possible.Published 7 months ago by Bruno Luigi