Vintage Beer: A Tasterâs Guide to Brews That Improve over Time
- 01 Mar 2014
- Storey Publishing
- 160 pages - 203 x 152mm
What kind of beer ages well? Most American beers taste best when they’re fresh, but candidates for cellaring include the high-alcohol brews, bottle-conditioned beers with yeast in the bottle, barleywines, lambics, and winter ales. Vintage Beer explains how to identify a cellar-worthy beer, what to look for when tasting vintage beers, the science behind the aging process, and how to plan and organize a beer cellar. There is also a buying guide to commonly available and rare vintage beers to enjoy as one’s own collection is aging.
Aging beer to enhance and change its flavour has been a popular pastime in Europe and the UK, but now it’s a growing trend in the United States too. As more craft brewers brew beers with the qualities needed for aging, the trend will take off. This is the guide that will help beer drinkers get the most out of not drinking beer when it’s fresh.