Barley & Hops gives beer connoisseurs a behind-the-kettles look at their favorite beverage—from its historical origins and regional distinctions to current developments. The book includes portraits of those who are united in their passion for craft beer, the brewing process, and creating something unique. Here, they share their personal stories of how they came to brew beer and, in the process, give insight into how beer is advancing our drinking culture today.
The beers featured in Barley & Hops are not just meant to be drunk in a bar. Rather, the book introduces a range of brews with individual facets that lend themselves to different occasions—for example, a beer that makes a good aperitif, another that is recommended to be served with fish, and yet another for dessert. It also includes a glossary with key beer-related terminology and recipes. Cheers!
Sylvia Kopp is a certified beer sommelier with a degree from the Doemens World Brewing Academy. Since completing her studies there in 2006, Kopp has given lectures and held beer tastings around the world, for example at the Berlin Beer Academy, which she co-founded. She has been a jury member at the World Beer Cup in the United States and at the European Beer Star in Germany. Kopp also works as a freelance journalist and has contributed articles on beer to renowned publications including German newspaper Die Welt and national gourmet magazines such as Der Feinschmecker and Essen & Trinken. In addition, she is co-author of the international guide World Beer and contributed to 1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die.