There are two types of beer drinkers in this world--those who believe they know everything they need to know about beer, and those who believe they'll never know enough. If you find yourself in the latter group, this kit will help you on your way to discovering the nuances of artisan beers, from lagers and ales to porters and stouts. Tasting profiles from the 48-page booklet break beers down into style categories and include information on each variety's background, flavors, aromas, and unique character.
Brew up a good time by hosting blind taste tests with a few astute snack pairings and a group of your fellow budding connoisseurs. Cover up to 18 bottles, cans or pints with the paper sleeves and record tasting notes in the 4 tasting notepads. When you arm yourselves with the book's quick-reference guide and lexicon, you'll be able to detect and describe every draught's subtlest notes--discern pints rich with smoky, astringent, tart and toffee flavors, to sips with a sharp, metal or skunky smack. For anyone harboring an avid interest in this centuries old beverage, this kit will have you tasting and evaluating everything from abbey ales to wheat beers like the brewers who made them. Written by beer blogger and Portland native Jeff Alworth. Made in China.
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