Mutli-million dollar branded or small-scale craft creation? Lager or ale? Boldly quaffed or genteelly sipped? However you enjoy your beer, you may not know as much about it as you think. 30-Second Beer
is here to enlighten you, with a trip around the world's beers, a look at brewing history, a dissection of the different sorts of brew and their unique characteristics, and an up-to-date overview of the current craft scene and the various (and ever-changing) fashions in beer drinking.
50 topics, divided under seven chapter headings, offering short, witty summaries, whether covering the basics or trade secrets. You'll pick up the knowledge without noticing-and by the time you reach the last page, you'll be able to hold your own with local beer experts anywhere in the world.
Sophie Atherton was the first woman in the UK to be accredited as a beer sommelier. Her work appears regularly in the UK national press and various magazines such as the Campaign for Real Ale's BEER and trade publication The Morning Advertiser, in which she writes a monthly column. She is an accomplished beer judge in both the UK and the US, at competitions including the World Beer Cup, International Beer Challenge, SIBA National Beer Competition and CAMRA's Champion Beer of Britain. As well as being a beer writer she is also a consultant and PR adviser with clients throughout the beer and pub industry.