Author(s): James Smith
Do you know your porters from your pales and your stouts from your saisons? Are you a home-brewing legend or a draught devotee? Or do you think dubbels and tripels are just spelling mistakes? Regardless of how much you know about beer or what you like to drink, 150 Great Australian Beers is sure to have something to please your palate. Join beer writer and enthusiast James Smith in his quest to discover 150 of Australia's greatest beers, whether they are incredibly 'sessionable', perfect examples of their style, off-the-wall with flavour or quirky and experimental. Complete with the fascinating history of beer in Australia, a breakdown of the brewing process, style spotlights and guides on how to store, serve, enjoy and match beer, 150 Great Australian Beers is perfect for anyone who has ever enjoyed a pint.
James Smith was born in the famous brewing town of Burton upon Trent in England. It was three decades and a move to Australia later before he became fully immersed in beer, however. A journalist by trade, he began exploring and writing about the country's burgeoning micro-brewing culture soon after arriving in Melbourne in 2008. Since christened 'Crafty' in reference to his website, The Crafty Pint, he writes about beer for Epicure, the James Halliday Wine Companion Magazine and Time Out, and is a founder and festival director of the annual Good Beer Week festival in Victoria.