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The Ultimate Scratch & Sniff Guide to Loving Beer

The Ultimate Scratch & Sniff Guide to Loving Beer

Richard Betts; illustrated by Rotem Raffe

Flatiron Books



What's the difference between a pilsner and a stout? Why is water so important to beer? What's the best temperature to serve a lager, an ale, or a stout? What the heck is a hop anyways?

There are few things in the world as beloved as beer. By far and away it is the most popular alcoholic beverage in the world, but there is so much more to this beverage than we know. Richard Betts breaks down the ingredients, the science, and the processes behind how beer is made. With this knowledge in hand, and some scratching and sniffing, you'll have the tools to make informed decisions about the brews that will make you smile every time. Cheers!

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Richard Betts; illustrated by Rotem Raffe

One of fewer than three hundred Master Sommeliers in the world, RICHARD BETTS has been featured in The New York Times, Food & Wine, Outside, GQ, and Details, and he speaks frequently throughout the world. He has two wine projects on three continents, including An Approach to Relaxation, his Austrlian project with his wife, Carla, which has won top praise internationally. He also cofounded Sombra Mezcal and Astral Tequila. Richard makes his home in Amsterdam.

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