The Little Book of Craft Beer By Melissa Cole $14.99, Hardie Grant Books“This is not a book for beer nerds.” Melissa Cole wastes no time getting that out of the way in the introduction of this new book. That clear, she proceeds—in a very casual and conversational tone—to walk the reader through the basics of beer’s ingredients, pairings and styles (with profiles of examples from all over the world). Each chapter ends with two recipes: one for a dish, and one for a beer cocktail.
SUNDAY RECAP... It was a lot easier to be outside today, compared to recent days, thanks to the winds dying down. Though, even with full sunshine, temperatures are still running below normal. Highs today were generally in the mid and upper 40's. Windsor Locks climbed to 45, Meriden climbed to 46, and Groton, the warm spot, reached a high of 48. On average on November 12th, we should be around 53 degrees. Not to worry, we will get a little closer to "normal" during the work week.
Melissa Cole has become one of the country’s leading authorities on the new wave of craft beer enthusiasm that has developed in recent years, and her latest book provides insight into more than 100 of the finest examples out there. The brewing world these days is as far removed as it could be from the old traditions and tired offerings that used to dominate.
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