Beer is Proof God Loves Us

Charles W. Bamforth

​Join the world’s #1 beer expert on a funny, engaging, and downright joyous journey through the entire world of beer and brewing!

Item No: 65073

©2010; 5" x 8" softcover; 304 pages; 2 pounds

$25.99 Price
$23.39 Member Price



​​Beer is Proof God Loves Us presents a compelling social history of beer: where the brewing business stands now, and what the future has in store.


 [GG1]Dated reference for a 2010 book. Shannon, let’s fix here and in the store.
 Its author, Charles Bamforth, draws on 32 years’ experience in all areas of the beer industry–from ingredients and processing to health impacts and culture.

In this far-reaching book, he reveals the extraordinary complexity and artistry that can be found in great brewing, shares the centuries-old cultural values embedded in good beer, explains what the radical consolidation of major brewing companies and the rise of new craft breweries means to beer drinkers, discusses the latest global trends in beer consumption, introduces the industry’s governmental, religious, and anti-alcohol adversaries, and explains why (in reasonable moderation) beer is truly good for you!




Global Concerns

The Not-So-Slow Death of a Beer Culture

Barbican, Balls, and Beyond

On The Other Hand: The Re-Birth of a Beer Ethos

So What Is Quality?

Despite the Odds: Anti-Alcohol Forces

Societal Issues

Looks Good, Tastes Good, and …

Whither Brewing?

God in a Glass

Appendix A: The Basics of Malting and Brewing
Appendix B: Types of Beer
About the Author