Garrett Oliver, brewmaster of The Brooklyn Brewery, has signed on as the Editor-In-Chief and leading author of The Oxford Companion to Beer, to be published by Oxford University Press in 2011.
The book will offer thousands of entries on beer-related topics, from history to styles, detailed methods of production, ingredients and their varieties, politics of beer, topics of debate, yeasts, climate change, wild fermentations, innovations and more.
A press release from Oxford press states, “It will be unlike any beer book ever published.” It points to Jancis Robinsonâ€™s seminal book The Oxford Companion to Wine to give readers and idea what to expect. That book weighs almost seven pounds.
â€œWe couldnâ€™t be more happy to be adding this title to our Oxford Food Reference list,â€ said Christian Purdy, director of publicity for Oxford University Press.
Oliver is author of The Brewmasterâ€™s Table: Discovering the Pleasures of Real Beer with Real Food, which won the 2004 International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Book Award and was also a finalist for the James Beard Foundation Book Award. Oliver has been brewing for 18 years and is a veteran of more than 500 beer dinners and tastings in eight countries.