The Golden Age of Beer

The Golden Age of Beer

A stunning beer lover's companion from today's leading beer expert, Tom Acitelli, distills what you need to know to select the ideal beer for every week of the year, and reveals how to drink, entertain, and enjoy like a pro.

​All hail the golden age of beer! Today there are nearly nine thousand breweries in the US alone, brewing an enormous range of styles from Russian imperial stouts to triple India pale ales, golden pilsners, briny melon goses, and much more. But while this breadth can delight the tastebuds all year, how does one best choose what to drink without feeling overwhelmed or going for the same default brews again and again?

In this uniquely timely and high-end volume, acclaimed beer expert Tom Acitelli presents a fifty-two week guide to choosing the perfect beer to complement every week of the year. With tasting notes, specific brew recommendations, a guide to how to best serve, sip, and savor (naming glassware, temperatures, and pairings), plus fascinating backstories and trivia, Tom distills what beer lovers actually care about and reveals how to appreciate the best that the golden age of beer has to offer.

The Golden Age of Beer embraces Tom's inviting, accessible voice and is complemented by photographs throughout of beers, breweries, brewers, and more. Additional insider info dives into home brewing, beer icons, today's industry game-changers, and more. So go ahead and ditch that old, out-of-date beer textbook; instead add class to your beer game by drinking and entertaining all year long with this lush, inspiring, and reliable guide that focuses on your enjoyment and what you actually care about.

Publication Date: 
November 14, 2023