Joshua M. Bernstein is a beer journalist and critic. His new book, The Complete Beer Course, is a fun flavorful tour through the world of craft brews. Joshua says that craft beer has helped bring women into the traditionally guy-centric world of beer. Joshua helped Helen demystify beer by breaking down the grains, yeast, hops, and techniques that cause beer's flavor to spin into thousands of distinctively delicious directions.
-New Belgian Brewing: Pumpkick and Coconut Curry Hefeweizen
-Brouwerij Dilewyns: Vicaris Tripel and Vicaris Generaal
-Cascade Brewery: Summer Gose
-The Bruery: Hottenroth Berliner Weisse
Joshua has two free book signing events while in town:
Today @ 5pm / Belmont Station Book signing.
4500 SE Stark St., Portland, OR 97215
Tomorrow @ 5PM / Hair of the Dog Tasting, book signing
61 SE Yamhill Street Portland, OR 97214
The book is structured around a series of easy-to-follow classes, and hops from lagers and pilsners to hazy wheat beers, Belgian-style abbey and Trappist ales, aromatic pale ales and bitter IPAs, roasty stouts, barrel-aged brews, belly-warming barley wines, and mouth-puckering sour ales. There is even a class on international beer styles and another on pairing beer with food and starting your own beer cellar. Through suggested, targeted tastings, you'll learn when to drink down-and when to dump those suds down a drain.