Boutique Beer is the must-have book that every beer connoisseur will need to
own. Ben McFarlands in-depth knowledge and extensive travels means his
beer hunters antennae is perfectly primed to seek out the brews, the brewers
and the insider knowledge that inform the worlds finest premium ales.
An introductory section, The Knowledge includes evaluating and tasting
beers; a study of the craft in cans; the acute importance of glassware; a guide
to ingredients such as hops, yeast and grain. The Beers section divides into
types of ale and includes bottom-fermented brews, old school classics,
extreme-strength sipper beers to relish, wild yeast ales, premium pilsners and
left-field lagers, hop monsters, beer cocktails, curiosities (unusual ingredients)
and collaboration brews, in which two star brewers or breweries collaborate to
create a unique, and sometimes challenging, beer.