Friday, December 14, 2012

Tasting Beer: New Title On Inkling

Tasting Beer: An Insider's Guide to the World's Greatest Drink by Randy Mosher is a popular guide to everything beer. Author Randy Mosher is a Chicago-based Cicerone who's written extensively on the subject. Now, Inkling, a publisher of interactive books has joined with with the author and the publisher of Tasting Beer to provide an electronic version for iPads, iPhones, and your computer. The guide is available as a standalone app in the iTunes App Store, from within the Inkling website, or via the Inkling iOS app.

I've been enjoying reading Tasting Beer on my iPad. The book content itself is very interesting. It's easy to digest and is suitable for both the beer novice and expert alike. There are chapters on the history of beer, beer styles, brewing, tasting beer, food pairings, among others. The electronic version of the guide has all the content of the printed book, plus some extra features:
  • Integrated 'Tasting Records' allow readers to record their favorite brews
  • Tappable glossary definitions for names, labels, and terms (see an example
  • Interactive images and infographics like slideshows, slidelines, and guided tours (see an example)
  • Social tools that allow you to follow friends’ notes and interact directly within the title

For a limited time you can get Tasting Beer: An Insider's Guide to the World's Greatest Drink in the iTunes App Store at a great price. This title is available for only $1.99 (regularly $12.99) from Friday, 12/14/2012, to Sunday, 12/16/2012. The sale price is good for the iOS stand alone version of the book. You can download and use the iOS app book without needing an Inkling account. However, if you sign up for an Inkling account when you open the book app, you will also be able to access the book, and other Inkling titles, both online via your web browser and within the Inkling app on iPhone or iPad.

Note: I was provided a free copy of the book in my Inkling account for possible review. This review was written of my own free will and without compensation.

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