Book Release: Northwest: Get It Now ... Beer FAQ by Jeff Cioletti from Backbeat Books, an imprint of Hal Leonard

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image courtesy Backbeat Books, an Imprint of Hal Leonard
MONTCLAIR, N.J. – In 2015, beer sales in the United States topped $105 billion, and it wasn’t all coming from Anheuser-Busch and Coors. The craft beer market is bigger and more vibrant than ever.  The Brewers Association counted 4,195 brewpubs and microbreweries in operation last year, nearly three times as many as just 10 years before.

          Beer – drinking and making it -- has never been so popular, and in Beer FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the World’s Most Celebrated Adult Beverage (Oct. 2016, Backbeat Books, $24.99), Jeff Cioletti tells the story of how it got that way. He has created a no-nonsense guide to the world of beer, answering many burning questions about the diverse array of styles, ingredients, and international brewing and drinking traditions that drive the world’s most popular adult beverage.
          Beer FAQ features insight not only on how it’s made, but how it makes the journey from the brew house floor to the drinker’s glass. Cioletti offers a touch of history, a bit of globetrotting, and a look at the companies and enterprising individuals leading the modern brewing renaissance. He provides readers with a better understanding of not just the many varieties of beers out there, but also the best places to drink them and the best ways to enjoy them, from the ideal packaging to the proper drinking vessels.  He also takes a nostalgic look at beer’s evolving role in pop culture—from advertising to television to movies—over the past century.
          As Ciolletti writes in his introduction, “There has never been, in the history of the world, a better time to drink a beer.”  In that same spirit, there has never been a better time for Beer FAQ.  Read it, and you’ll never look at the contents of your bottle, can, or pint glass quite the same way again!
image courtesy Backbeat Books, an Imprint of Hal Leonard
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jeff Cioletti is an internationally recognized beverage writer, having served as editor-in-chief of Beverage World magazine and written articles for a variety of publications, including Draftand All About Beer magazine. He is also the author of the book The Year of Drinking Adventurously and writer/producer/director of Beerituality a feature-length comedy set in the world of craft beer. Cioletti is the creator and host of the weekly web beverage news show The Drinkable Week at He has been interviewed on a wide range of beverage-related topics for major national media outlets, including TV, radio, and print. The northern New Jersey native divides his time between Washington, D.C., and New York.