100 Beers Scratch Off Bucket List
Calling all beer drinkers. Whether you’re a fan of a certain brew or have more eclectic tastes then there’s no doubting that beer is a beautiful drink. Fit for kings and queens some might say. And if you’re looking to broaden your tasting horizons then we’ve got the perfect thing. Say hello to our brilliant 100 Beers Scratch Off Bucket List. This one does what it says on the can. Just pop the A2 poster up (for sizing think four pieces of A4 paper lined up in a square), take a coin (not included) and get scratching. First you can scrape off the myriad of beverages you’ve already supped and then it’s time to experiment, try something a bit different and hone those taste buds. And if you think 100 beers is a lot to get through think again. Having spent some time on a well-known search engine we have found out that there are over 300,000 concoctions registered globally. Now consuming all of them would be a challenge!
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American Craft Brewing American Oaked Rum Ale 4kg Kit
4kg Ingredients kit -ABV 6.5% Makes 40 Pints Includes AllIngredients- just add priming sugar/drops Barrel aged beers have become increasingly popular in the craft beer fraternity and by beer aficionados the world over. Beer aged or served from wood is not a recent phenomenon by any means; beer was kept in wooden casks and vats until the advent of first aluminium and then stainless steel casks. The big difference between that and the barrel ageing technique is the use of barrels from another drinks industry to add different character to a type of beer, sherry, bourbon, scotch, rum, wine and other barrels have all been used to great effect. Part of the art of barrel and the character of the original beer.
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Festival World Beers – US Steam Beer
US Steam Beer Approx ABV 5% Makes 40 Pints Equipment requiredto make (not included) Toffee and caramel with light earthy character finished off with a firm bitterness. Each kit contains only the finest quality ingredients and easy to follow step-by-step instructions making Festival Premium Ale Kits the UKs most comprehensive and complete premium liquid malt extract beer kit ever produced!
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Micro Brewery With Bottles Kit – Razorback IPA Beer
40 Pints Premium Pub style beer in just 1 month! Anybody can use this kit! New or Experienced Home Brewers! It’s Never Been Easier! Razorback IPA Beer Kit – ABV 5.7% Everything is included – just add water! Bursting with big hop character, distinct flavours of pine needles and fruit punch, followed by a dry bitter finish Beautiful fresh nectarine aroma with underlying tones of pine needles. If you’re looking for a home brewing kit that will easily and economically enable you to brew top notch, festival world beers in the comfort of your own home – this is it! Not only is all the equipment included, the ingredients to make 40 pints of award winning, Festival World Beers kit is also contained in this kit. If you’re planning a get together, what better way to impress your friends than by pouring your guests a pint from your very own Micro Brewery! Special Occasions, family get-together’s, BBQ’s, Relaxed home drinking It’s never been easier to brew your own premium pub style beer. Using the Micro Brewery is quick, easy, fun and low cost. The use of pure, natural ingredients such as those in the included beer kit ensure that you are drinking a high quality cask style beer, with no pasteurisation or additives often associated with cheap supermarket beer. Complete and easy to follow instructions are included with the kit, making brewing your own beer a breeze. The process of brewing your own beer is not only very cost effective but also highly enjoyable, rewarding and gives a hands-on, practical understanding of the processes involved with brewing beer, the first taste of your very own beer is a satisfying moment! The Festival Micro Brewery Complete Starter Kit makes a fantastic gift and introduction to a new hobby. After brewing the first batch of beer with the included World Beer Kit, all that is required to start brewing future batches is another beer kit (ingredients). This Micro Brewery equipment is suitable for brewing real ale, lager, stout, cider and all varieties of beer. Festival Beer instructions
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Set of 3 Personalised Beers
The perfect gift for any beer lover! A set of 3 x 500ml bottles of personalised beers personalised with a name and message of your choice! A fun and cheerful gift for those you love. Personalise with name up to 25 characters and a message up to 35 characters (Including spaces).
Comic Book Story of Beer
Starting around 7000 BC, The Comic Book Story of Beer traces beer’s influence through world history as a liberating and emancipating force that improved the life of everyday people, beginning with early human’s experiments with fermentation all the way up through the contemporary explosion of craft brewing. No book has ever told the story of beer in a graphic format, until this one. Shedding light on abstract subjects like pasteurization, “original gravity,” and “lagering,” artist Aaron McConnell has a flair for cinematic action and demonstrates versatility in depicting characters and episodes from beer’s rich history. Hand-drawn in a classic, accessible style, The Comic Book Story of Beer makes a great gift, and will appeal to the most avid comic book geek and those who live for beer.
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World Atlas of Beer
The World Atlas of Beer is the definitive and essential guide to beer, with information on brews ranging from the Trappist ales of Belgium to the wheat beers of Bavaria, Breton black beers, barrel-aged Californian beers, British bitters, Vietnamese bia hoi, traditional Finnish sahti, and the output of the hundreds of craft breweries around the world, from the USA and Canada, to Japan and even the Easter Islands. It explores the development of beer and the myriad brewing techniques in use across the world today. Country by country the book considers a vast range of beer styles and traditions, with full tasting notes for over 500 beers. Detailed maps locate key breweries worldwide, and describe crucial trends in major territories. Features such as matching beer with food and how to pour different kinds of beer complete the picture. Craft brewing continues to go from strength to strength across the world, and this book is the perfect companion to help you explore the best beers the world has to offer.
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The Best Beer in the World
What’s the best beer you’ve ever tasted? What’s your favourite beer? Where can I drink your ultimate brew? These are questions that beer writer Mark Dredge is always being asked. And he doesn’t have an answer… yet. This is his search for the world’s best beer. Part city guide, part travelogue and part reference book, The Best Beer in the World takes you on a journey through North and South America, Europe, Asia and further afield in search of the essential bars and breweries, immersing you in the history and beer culture of each region and highlighting the key beers to try. Alongside this are the quintessential beer experiences from all four corners of the globe – whether that’s searching for the best IPAs California has to offer, celebrating Oktoberfest in Brazil, downing fresh Bia Hoi on a scorching day in Hanoi or heading to Prague to drink unfiltered pilsner from the world’s first lager brewery. So if you want to read interviews from London’s best new craft brewers, see illustrated maps of the finest watering holes in Melbourne, understand the science of taste, unlock the secrets of beer nirvana in Portland, find out where the world’s biggest beer festivals are or simply where to go for the perfect pint of Guinness in Dublin, all is explained here, along with the all-important answer to the question: what is The Best Beer in the World?
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The Brewer’s Tale
The Brewer’s Tale is for anyone who, drinking a beer, has wondered how the past tasted. Part travelogue, part history, part culinary adventure, beer critic William Bostwick uncovers the stories behind the brewers who have practised their craft since the dawn of civilisation. Beer by beer Bostwick tells a history of the world through the brewer’s eyes, unearthing recipes from poems and potsherds to re-create these beers and their long-lost flavours. Jumping through time as he weaves ancient lore with today’s craft scene, Bostwick meets adventurous brewers who share his path, trading insight, recipes and ingredients like home-grown hops and wild, Nile Delta yeast. The Brewer’s Tale is history told in the glass, from tongue-numbing mead to sour pediococcus-laced lambic.
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The 50 Greatest Beers of the World
On just about every continent, from Boston’s strong ale to Norwegian stout, there are people brewing great beer. From English ales to Czech lager, Belgian sour to American pale ale, German Berliner Weisse to Australian Adelaide sparkling ale, the number of brewed beers is big and increasing daily. Award-winning author Tim Hampson explores beers from four continents, marvelling at how from such simple notes – malt, hops, water and yeast – a symphony of tastes and colours can be created. He discovers dark beers, light beers, sour beers, imperial stouts, beers flavoured with honey, herbs and spices, and beers that have been matured in wooden barrels that once stored some of the world’s best whiskies. The world of beer is undergoing a revolution. This wide-ranging selection will give any beer fan a tour of the world through their favourite drink.
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Making Craft Beer at Home
Craft beer has in recent years seen an unprecedented surge in popularity across the United States and Canada. Tired of mass-produced beers, drinkers have gravitated toward handcrafted, small-batch and often local beers and many devotees have even begun to brew their own. This comprehensive book, written by an experienced craft brewer, provides background, discusses the ingredients employed, explains what equipment is required and details the step-by-step “how-to” of the brewing process. A perfect introduction to the world of craft beer, Making Craft Beer at Home demystifies the art of home brewing while providing an historical perspective on America’s love affair with the drink, and shows why this often exquisite refreshment has taken its place at the table alongside fine wines and liquors.
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World’s Best Beers
A scintillating saunter through global beer culture that will inform, educate and entertain whilst quenching the thirst of beer drinkers, whether they are globe-trotting enthusiasts or armchair aficionados. Ale seekers, beer buffs, and novices alike will gain a fascinating insight into the world of beer, from bitters, to stouts, and sour ales to pale ales and saisons. Updated to provide an overview of key developments in the beer world, this classic guide explores the craft brewery revolution in the United States which has thrown up hundreds of fascinating and tasty ales, some created and sold in tiny brewpubs, others made in small and medium-sized breweries, from Portland to Denver, Boston to San Diego. Meanwhile, a beer and food revolution is underway, with beer becoming a valid accompaniment to fine food as lovers of quality ale are championing their tipple as a credible alternative to a glass of wine with dinner. Seven years on from the original publication, this new and revised edition of a much-loved title provides insightful resumes of all that is happening in the constantly changing world of beer. An authoritative, engaging review of the world’s best beers to sip and savour!
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The Pocket Guide to Beer
There’s a whole new world of beer out there to explore, but do you know your Pilsner from your Pale Ale? Tired of your usual tipple and in need of something different? The Pocket Guide to Beer will point your taste buds in new directions. This handy, fun and informative guide takes you on a journey using the BeerTubeMap, a unique flavour map that links beers by taste and style. Covering a huge range from around the world, it includes both traditional and new-wave beers. It also includes specific recommendations for each style, as well as practical tips about buying beer, what to eat with it, and lots more besides. Its straightforward, no-nonsense style makes it a great starter guide for beer newbies whilst providing inspiration for more seasoned drinkers too.
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From the mighty Brew Dog to the much-loved Brooklyn in New York, 50 of the most exciting, ground-breaking and pioneering craft breweries in the world reveal the recipes behind their best beers in this unique, useful and technically accurate book for the homebrewer. With homebrew recipes from the world’s best craft breweries, including Brew Dog, Brooklyn Brewery, Kernal, Beavertown, Nogne O, Mikkeller and many more, this unique recipe book provides a solid introduction to the kit required for all-grain brewing at home, including a glossary of the terms, and tips and techniques for getting the best brew at home.
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The Little Book of Craft Beer
It has never been a better time for quality ale and brews. But with more amazing beers available than ever before, it’s hard to know which ones to choose. Do you want something sharp or smooth? Citrusy or herby? Light or heavy? In comes The Little Book of Craft Beer, which celebrates over 100 of the world’s most innovative and tastiest beers. From classic IPAs bursting with zingy hops to silky-smooth stouts, you’ll be pointed in the right direction to find the perfect brew for you. Self-confessed beer geek and expert Melissa Cole takes you through the brewing process and guides you to some of the best and most eclectic craft brewers. Combining two of her favourite passions – good-quality brews and delicious food, each section is finished with a cocktail and food recipe using beer as the key component. You will also discover a genuinely tasty selection of gluten- and alcohol-free offerings, as well a helpful advice on shopping for craft beer, tasting and food pairing notes. Complete with clear and practical illustrations, and little known facts, hints and tips throughout, The Little Book of Craft Beer is the perfect introduction for newcomers and connoisseurs alike.
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World Bottled Beers
World Bottled Beers is compiled by multi-award-winning beer writer Adrian Tierney-Jones, general editor of the bestselling 1001 Beers to Try Before You Die and author of several other books about beer. He is Secretary of the British Guild of Beer Writers and travels regularly to many different countries as a beer judge, writing and tasting as he goes. This carefully researched collection is a must-have for anyone seeking to taste the best beers from around the world. Easily accessible, these beers represent all the major beer styles, from bitters and stouts to pale ales and IPAs, lagered beers such as pilsener and wheat beer to Belgian lambics and trappist beers. From the light and refreshing Adnams Broad Side to the whisky-tinged Harviestoun Ola Dubh in the UK to US classics such as Sierra Nevada Bigfoot and knock-your-socks-off highly hopped Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA, discover a beer world that is rich in flavour and diversity. If you’ ve never tried a Belgian trappist ale, then Westmalle Triple will tickle your taste buds, or for summer thirst quenching, take a sip of Camden US Hells or German Schneider Weisse. Whatever your palate, this book provides a pleasing beer to discover and enjoy, for any occasion.
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Oxford Companion To Beer
The Oxford Companion to Beer is an unprecedented reference work that explores every aspect of beer, from its history and development throughout the world to the process by which it is created. Filled with fascinating facts and anecdotes, this is a pioneering, comprehensive, and thoroughly entertaining book.
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Chemistry Of Beer
Beer is among the world’s oldest beverages, dating back to at least 6000 BC. Today beer is the most popular alcoholic beverage, supporting a brewing industry on a multinational scale and providing a livelihood to countless businesses, large and small.
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Stuart Gardiner – Beers Of The World Tea Towel
From malty Ambers, to refreshing Weissbiers, this is the perfect barstool companion to the complex world of beer styles. This guide gives an overview of 59 recognised beers; each one grouped, categorised and described by characteristics such as bitterness and strength. Each style is also listed with 2 prime commercial examples, to help you choose your perfect poison. 5 colour, 100% Cotton Tea Towel. Made in Britain. Wash Max 50 degrees.
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Stuart Gardiner – Beers Of The World A2 Print
Get to know your Stouts from your Porters and explore the sophisticated world of Craft Beer. This guide gives an overview of 59 recognised beer styles. Each one has been grouped, categorised and described complete with specific beer characteristics such as bitterness and strength. Each style is also listed with 2 prime commercial examples, to help you choose your perfect poison. We’ll drink to that! (responsibly etc). Signed giclée print on 245gsm Innova Décor Textured matt fine art paper. Both sizes fit standard off-the-shelf frames. Prints are sold unframed, rolled & shipped in protective cardboard tubes.
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