Fun Finds Friday

July 22, 2011 § Leave a comment

Ah, beer, how I love thee. You are a sophisticated and often misunderstood beverage. I am still fairly new to beer drinking because I was a goody-two-shoes in high school and most of college and wasn’t exposed to “real” beer until my late 20s. That’s when I discovered Guinness. (Most people cringe when I say one of my favorite beers is Guinness, but I think they’re missing out.) From Guinness, I moved on to other styles and found that I have a penchant for sour ales. Some are a bit much for my taste, but I have fallen in love with New Belgium’s La Folie, which is part of their Lips of Faith series. This beer conjures up tastes of granny smith apples and is an absolute delight to drink. I could ramble on and on about my favorite beers, but what I’m really hear to talk about is the latest edition to my library: “The Naked Pint” by Christina Perozzi and Hallie Beaune.

After seeing these fine ladies on the show “Food-o-graphy” on the Cooking Channel, I was intrigued. They are renowned beer sommeliers – how cool is that? I didn’t even know such a thing existed. Their book is all about craft brews (sorry domestic beer drinkers, no Bud Light or Michelob Ultra in here!): what they are, how to pick up on flavor notes and they even touch on food pairing.

My copy just arrived in the mail and I can’t wait to delve into it and finally understand the inner workings of the craft beers I have come to love. If you’d like to purchase a copy, you can go to their website here: http://www.thenakedpint.com

Cheers!

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