Named Best Beer Sommelier in Los Angeles by "Los Angeles Magazine," Christina Perozzi has gained a following as one of the top female beer experts in the United States. Christina realized her affinity for beer while managing the famous Father's Office in Santa Monica, CA. She founded the popular website www.beerforchicks.com and started working as a consultant, a beer educator, a writer and beer sommelier in 2006. Christina gives beer tastings, seminars, and classes, and teams with innovative chefs hosting Beer Pairing Dinners. She has been featured in "Gourmet, Los Angeles Magazine," Daily Candy, Yahoo! Food, Metromix, the "Los Angeles Times," and "Imbibe" magazine, among others. She is a contributing writer for "Draft" magazine and "Beer Connoissieur" and is the recipient of DailyCandy.com's 2008 Sweetest Things Award.Hallie Beaune grew up in Arizona where her first beer was from a can (and it wasn t good). Her Beer Journey brought her to the famed beer bar Father s Office in Santa Monica, CA where she taught the illustrious F.O. Beer School and was featured on the hit cable foodie show, After Hours with Daniel Boulud as F.O s resident beer expert. Hallie writes about beer for the web magazine "The Rundown" and for www.beerforchicks.com. She has worked with co-author Christina on sold-out beer dinners at critically acclaimed L.A. restaurants like Rustic Canyon Winebar & Seasonal Kitchen, which was featured in "The Celebrator Magazine." Hallie currently resides in L.A."
""The Naked Pint" is a great read for anyone interested in all things beer-from beer style descriptions to cooking with beer to brewing your own beer at home. Like a Beer 101 textbook to amp up your brew IQ, if only textbooks occassionally made you laugh out loud. The authors know their stuff; they understand and convey the notion that beer can be complex without being overly complicated, and they take beer seriously but don't take themselves too seriously. "The Naked Pint" is, um, revealing." -Sam Calagione, president and founder of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and author of "Brewing Up a Business, Extreme Brewing, " and "He Said Beer, She Said Wine" "No one turns people on to beer the way that Christina and Hallie do. Along with their passion and expertise, they bring a wit and levity that exemplify the renegade spirit of craft beer." -Greg Koch, CEO and co-founder, Stone Brewing Co. "I have always loved beer without knowing much about it. I learned a lot in this factual, enlightening, and funny guide to one of the oldest and most cherished beverages known to man." -Jacques Pepin cookbook author, cooking teacher, and PBS television cooking series host "Whether you want to brew at home, belly up to the bar with confidence, or make magical pairings at the dinnertable, "The Naked Pint" makes learning about craft beers as fun as drinking them. You'll be a savvy sipper after reading this educational and engaging book." -Leslie Sbrocco, PBS television host and author of "Wine for Women" "An incredibly satisfying read! This books gets better-looking on every page. From Pale Ale to Weizen, "The Naked Pint" covers all of beer's finer points in a fun, witty, and approachable manner. Hallie and Christina's great taste and cool, refreshing style is the perfect introduction to the often intimidating world of craft beer." -Rachael Leigh Cook