The Oxford Companion to Beer

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The Oxford Companion to Beer
Garrett-ocb-cover.jpg
U.S. first edition cover
AuthorGarrett Oliver (editor)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
SubjectBeer
PublisherOxford University Press
Publication date
October 2011
(first edition)
Media typePrint (hardcover)
Pages920
ISBN978-0-19-536713-3
641.2'3–dc23
LC ClassTP570.O95

The Oxford Companion to Beer, abbreviated OCB, is a book in the series of Oxford Companions published by Oxford University Press. The book provides an alphabetically arranged reference to beer, compiled and edited by Garrett Oliver with a foreword by U.S. chef Tom Colicchio. Published in 2011, the work draws on 166 contributors from 24 countries to amass over 1,100 entries on beer.[1]

Eric Asimov of The New York Times described the work as a "mammoth undertaking ... encyclopedic in scope", and that the editor has "captured the blossoming of a global beer culture at a thriving moment".[2]

Critical opinion of the work has also been voiced, with contentions that the OCB perpetuates certain beer history myths,[3] and other omissions published by writers and beer enthusiasts,[4] some of whom OCB contributors themselves.[5] Shortly after publication an unofficial wiki site was launched to "make comments, add annotation, identify errata and suggest further sources to the text of The Oxford Companion to Beer".[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Martineau, Chantal, The Village Voice (September 23, 2011). Brooklyn Brewery's Garrett Oliver On The Oxford Companion to Beer
  2. ^ Asimov, Eric The New York Times (September 20, 2011). "Where to Look Up Dry-Hopping and Decoction".
  3. ^ Hawkes, Will, The Independent (November 18, 2011). "Good brews bible: The Oxford Companion to Beer encourages people to take ales more seriously".
  4. ^ Kitsock, Greg (October 31, 2011). "Oxford Companion to Beer not infallible". Washington Post. Retrieved 2018-05-28.
  5. ^ a b Risen, Clay, The Atlantic (October 31, 2011). The Problem With Guides to Beer Drinking: There Just Aren't Enough
  6. ^ OCBeerCommentary Wiki archived at A Good Beer Blog

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