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Ted Child

Ted Child is a Recognized BJCP Beer Judge and award-winning homebrewer. He is also What's Brewing's in-house book reviewer. Look for his assessments of the latest beer books and publications in each issue.


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Books In Review: My Beer Year by Lucy Burningham

By Ted Child
  • October 16, 2017
My Beer Year would be perfect reading for those thinking of taking the Cicerone or BJCP exam, or like me, have just finished. Even better, I think, would be those in the beer vortex of studying who might be able to convince themselves that this book still qualifies as studying or who just need a break from style guidelines.
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National Geographic Atlas of Beer

By Ted Child
  • October 8, 2017
Christmas has come early for beer travelers in the form of National Geographic’s Atlas of Beer. Make sure your passport is in order before you crack this book, as it’s Ph.D authors explore beer in a way only National Geographic can. This book will ignite your love of the strange, local oddities of beer around the world, whether it be Curitiba’s Bodebrown Wee Heavy, Osaka’s Yuzu Ale, South Africa’s “original craft beer” Umqombothi, Tanzania’s banana beer Mbege, or even Atacama’s fog beer.
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Books In Review

By Ted Child
  • September 1, 2016

Reading Fiction #1: The Misfortunates The front cover of The Misfortunates, written by Belgian Dimitri Verhulst, depicts four small, indistinct men floating in a gigantic glass of beer. As they…

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On Aging Beer

By Ted Child
  • April 24, 2016
Vintage Beer, by Patrick Dawson, came along at the perfect time for me, with a half dozen or so of my cellared beers getting close to the year-old stage.
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On Fermentation

By Ted Child
  • January 1, 2016

Review of: True Brews by Emma Christensen There is a time in every homebrewer’s life when their very perception of the world changes. You begin to look at everything slightly…

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Book Review: On Extreme Beers

By Ted Child
  • September 9, 2015

The very first thing I would like to mention about Adem Tepedelen’s The Brewtal Truth Guide to Extreme Beers is how much my pocket book and liver suffered from researching…

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