Why did I love this book?
To start your journey of discovery into beer, I am recommending one of my favorite books, Tasting Beer by my friend Randy Mosher. This book teaches you to appreciate the flavors and aromas of beer. He describes flavors and food pairing with great flourish. My history teacher once told me that things are only boring until you learn something about them, “knowledge makes things interesting.” Randy makes beer interesting by sharing its past and present, and some speculation on its future. He is a master storyteller and weaves anecdotes, song, and verse into a tapestry of beer knowledge – and tapestry is the right word, because Randy is a graphic artist and has a superb way of summarizing concepts in charts and tables. You will also come away with a thorough understanding of beer styles and what makes each unique.