Taste your way through the history of beer; starting in the UK in the 1600s the book will move through time and across the world to tell the stories behind some of today's best-known beer styles, from German largers to stouts and porters, double IPAs to sour beers. All while recommending modern-day brews that will give you a taste of history and an understanding of how these styles evolved. An alternative beer history book that will entertain while it informs, explaining the wide array of aromas, flavours, and styles through four main ingredients, five centuries and fifty-plus beers. Each chapter will be focused on one of beer's key ingredients - malt, water, hops and yeast. As each ingredient modernised over time, new flavours and styles emerged. Guided by ingredients, with no focus on an individual beer, brewery or brand, Taste the History of Beer will explore the same fundamental components that have been used for the last 1,000 years in beer production. With just enough history to get hooked but not enough to get bogged down in a dusty old timeline, Natalya will breathe new life into the exploration of the one of the world's oldest and most enduring drinks.