P R E S S R E L E A S E S 2001
June 6, 2001
Beer Tasting Features Brooklyn Brewery Brewmaster
Garrett Oliver, the best-known brewer in the United States, has been profiled in Gourmet magazine and appeared on many radio and television programs, including Emeril Live. He was awarded the Russell Schehrer Award in 1998, the highest honor in American professional brewing. His first brewing creation at the Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout, received widespread critical acclaim. The Ale Street News said of it, "Grab some if you can get it!", and New York Magazine called it "absolutely luscious". The New York City Beer Guide put it simply: "WOW!" Since then Oliver has been hailed time and again for his innovative work which includes Brooklyn Lager, Brooklyn Brown, Brooklyn East India Pale Ale, Brooklyner Weisse, Dunkel Weisse, Brooklyn Monster, Irish Dry Stout, and Pennant Pale Ale.
The Good Beer Book is a comprehensive guide to all things relating to beer. Oliver's clever, insightful, and lively style informs both novice and devotee on practically every beer topic imaginable. The book covers beer history from its invention in ancient Egypt to the rebirth of American craft brewing. Oliver offers an overview of the major beer types and how to distinguish them as well as advice on proper handling and tasting including beer and food combinations.
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