Barley & Hops. The Beer Craft - by Sylvia Kopp
The global craft beer scene is curious, resourceful and enthusiastic according to the well-known international beer sommelier Sylvia Kopp. These aspects are discussed detailed in her book, “Barley & Hops. The Beer Craft”. This richly illustrated publication includes a list of "craft beer brewery", which are relatively small, independent breweries that are special in their own way, often brew surprising beers and cannot be graded in one particular beer style rank. Kopp describes a selection of special beers and gives a brief historical sketch. The 10 tasty beer food combination recipes are a major bonus. They’re composed in collaboration with cook Christopther Muller from Berlin. From filet American with capers, pink peppercorns anchovy and Westmalle Trapist Triple, to a delicious apple cake with a froth of yeast and ‘Blanche de Namur’.In her introduction in which Sylvia Kopp sketches recent turbulent developments around "craft beer”, she ends with 'Let's enjoy this exciting times. Cheers'. Read this well-written publication whilst sipping craft beer to extra enjoy the contents of this recommended publication.