The Naked Pint: an Interview with Authors Christina Perozzi and Hallie Beaune

For hundreds of years, beer has been part of our celebrations, our sports, our commercials, and our identities. Every beer style has a story and, for the most part, that story has gone untold. Overshadowed by its mega-brewery cousins, craft beer has been underappreciated and undiscovered by the majority of Americans. Until now.

Meet Christina Perozzi and Hallie Beaune, renowned beer sommeliers and authors of The Naked Pint: the Unadulterated Guide to Craft Beer, a definitive primer on craft and artisanal brews that celebrates beer for what it truly is: sophisticated, complex, and flavorful. Whether you’ve just started wondering what life is like beyond the ice-cold six-pack or have already discovered your favorite Stout or IPA, The Naked Pint will help you unearth the power that comes with knowing your ales from your lagers.

Covering everything from beer history to the science behind beer, food and beer pairings, tasting, and home brewing, Perozzi and Beaune strip down America’s favorite beverage to its truest form.

Christina Perozzi LA books ExaminerNamed “Best Beer Sommelier in Los Angeles” by Los Angeles Times Magazine in 2008, Christina Perozzi is the top female beer expert in Southern California.

Hallie Beaune The Naked Pint LA books ExaminerHallie Beaune is a beer sommelier who teaches the “Beer School” in Los Angeles and is the resident beer expert on the hit cable foodie show “After Hours with Daniel Boulud.” 

Learn more about The Naked Pint by Christina Perozzi and Hallie Beaune at

You can also catch Christina and Hallie live on the Chris Treece Radio show on Wednesday December 30, where you can get your craft beer questions answered by these experts.

I had a chance to sit down with the authors recently after the east coast end of their book tour and ask them a few questions about their book and their lives. Please take a few more minutes to read the revealing interview at LA Books Examiner.


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