For anyone interested in beer and brewing, this is an excellent resource. If explores the history and role of beer, the brewing process and current trends in the industry. It explores into the different styles of beer, its recognized health and nutritional benefits and cultural attitudes surrounding beer and drinking. Bamforth explains the very basic as well as the complex details of the ingredients, processing, brewing and consumption of beer.
Anyone in the microbrewery or beer pub industry will enjoy learning more about the tradition and future of brewing and malting. Anyone who enjoys home brewing as a hobby will be inspired to take their passion to a new level.