Brewology: An Illustrated Dictionary for Beer Lovers
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As Mark Brewer explains in his introduction, "Beer is one of the oldest beverages known to man . . . and woman! In fact women were the first brewers since one of their primary responsibilities involved cooking. Years ago beer was considered a food as well as a drink. Beer provided many of the calories needed for one's daily diet. Dating back all the way to the fifth millennium BC, beer was recorded by the ancient Egyptian scribes, who also created an extra hieroglyph specifically for brewer.” Historians tell us that beer was used as a method to compensate laborers who were building the pyramids. Perhaps more importantly, if an Egyptian man offered a woman a sip of his brew, they were betrothed."
Starting with an introduction to the history of beer, this AZ dictionary takes a humorous looks at the various types of beer and common verbiage associated with it while educating the reader in the process. Covering everything from Abbey to Aging, Hops to Head Retention, and Skunky to Stout, Mark Brewer's
Brewology is perfect for beer lovers everywhere.
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From the Back Cover
"This book is like a delicious quaffable Black & Tan. The text is rich and frothy, like a tasty Stout; the drawings are hoppily lighthearted, like a Pale Ale."
Elwood Smith, illustrator
"It's brewing textbook meets Mad Magazine. The hilarious (and sometimes irreverent) illustrations will keep you laughing and turning the pages. And you just might learn something to impress your fellow beer lovers."
-James Spencer, Basic Brewing Podcasts
"Brewology is a must have for any home brewer. Mark's illustrations are intoxicatingly funny...one can say it's a Brewer's delight!"
-Rick Stromoski, Soup to Nutz creator
"Where is the section on free beer? I like free beer so does Dorothy my hunting pig. Other than that significant omission, this craft beer guide is worth its weight in growlers. The illustrations are priceless. A great gift idea for underage drinkers.
-Buck "Buck" Peterson, Near-Beer Casualty,
Author of The Original Roadkill Cookbook, et al"
About the Author
Mark Brewer is an illustrator whose award-winning illustrations have appeared in the
Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Wine & Spirits Magazine,
New York Times, Zymurgy Magazine,
Washington Post, and
Yankee magazine to name a few. Mark has illustrated four books to date. He is the former president of the Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators, the second largest illustration society in the United States.