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Magazine F: BEER, No. 14

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Brewed from barley, hops, and water, Beer  is considered the most popular alcoholic beverage in human history. Lagers account for nearly 80 percent of all beer sold in the global market by big-name brands. The aughts saw a boom in craft beer, comparable to the third wave of coffee. The most interesting work in the space is by small breweries constantly pursuing innovation in ingredients, brewing methods and marketing. The emphasis on creating unique flavors also gave birth to new visions, like microbrews and gypsy brewing, through which craft industry evolves relentlessly.

BEER TABLE OF CONTENTS:

LETTER FROM F

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
Bold slogans that tell a story about the brand

BREWPUBS
Metropolitan brewpubs, a symbol of subculture amid fierce competition that shapes the craft beer scene

INSIGHT
Scope and definition of craft beer

NEW WAVE, NEW BREWERY
Breweries that demonstrate the trends of contemporary craft beers, from spontaneous fermentation to an eco-friendly practice that uses bread scraps

ACADEMIC MANUAL
The history, tradition, and style of beers that have evolved thanks to popular characteristics

F LAB
Homebrewing with two commercially available kits

HARVESTING HOPS
Hukins Hops, a hop farm that has continued for five generations in Kent, England

VARIETIES
Star hops that are pivotal ingredients in craft beer

INTERVIEW
Florent Ladeyn : Florent Ladeyn, owner-chef at Auberge du Vert Mont, presents contemporary takes on Flemish culinary culture paired with a proprietary craft beer

ON THE TABLE
Fine dining beer pairings that have shifted the beer paradigm

BEER LOVERS
Praise for beer by four beer aficionados

F CUT
Brewing philosophies and styles as reflected in beer packaging

INTERVIEW
Brian Strumke : Brian Strumke, head of Stillwater, talks about the future of the craft beer scene

RETAIL
Bottle shops stocked with new, hippy beers

INTO THE MARKET
A selection of beers listed according to style

REFERENCES
Books and videos presented by acclaimed beer experts

OUTRO

DICTIONARY

INDEX