Monday, October 15, 2007

The Oxford Companion to Beer with Garret Oliver


Garrett Oliver, brewmaster of The Brooklyn Brewery, has signed on as the Editor-In-Chief and leading author of the The Oxford Companion to Beer, to be published by Oxford University Press in 2011.

The book will offer thousands of entries on beer-related topics, from history to styles, detailed methods of production, ingredients and their varieties, politics of beer, topics of debate, yeasts, climate change, wild fermentations, innovations and more.

A press release from Oxford press states, “It will be unlike any beer book ever published.” It points to Jancis Robinson’s seminal book The Oxford Companion to Wine to give readers and idea what to expect. That book weighs almost seven pounds.


  1. Garret Oliver is indeed an accomplished fellow, however he had once stated in his book that beer was a better companion to cheese, partially based upon his observation that beer and cheese are both farm house products. He asked the clever question, "have you ever seen a cow in a vineyard?"

    Well yes, I have. It was in Sonoma County, California. Home of great wines and artisanal cheeses as well as beer.

  2. Interesting name there Saksuazic. Now, if I were to hold it up to a mirror...


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