OXFORD, England – Garrett Oliver, brewmaster of The Brooklyn Brewery, has signed on as the Editor-In-Chief and leading author of the forthcoming book The Oxford Companion to Beer, to be published by Oxford University Press in 2011. Like Jancis Robinson’s seminal book The Oxford Companion to Wine, The Oxford Companion to Beer will be the ultimate reference book on its subject.
It will offer thousands of entries on every beer-related topic imaginable, from history to styles, detailed methods of production, ingredients and their varieties, politics of beer, topics of debate, yeasts, climate change, wild fermentations, innovations and more. It will be a book that is useful to the professional and fascinating to the enthusiast, a full compendium of present brewing knowledge. It will be unlike any beer book ever published.
“We couldn’t be more happy to be adding this title to our Oxford Food Reference list,” said Christian Purdy, Director of Publicity, Oxford University Press- USA Creator of many award-winning beers, Garrett Oliver is the foremost authority in the United States on the subject of traditional brewing. His 2003 book The Brewmaster’s Table: Discovering the Pleasures of Real Beer with Real Food was widely acclaimed, winning the 2004 International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Book Award; it was also a finalist for the James Beard Foundation Book Award. Oliver has been brewing for 18 years and is a veteran of more than 500 beer dinners and tastings in eight countries.
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