The Beer Book

The Beer Book

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by DK Publishing
     
 

The US ranks 11th on the list of top beer-drinking nations. We love our beer, and we love to learn about beer.

The Beer Book is a visual catalog of more than 800 breweries, whistle-stop beer trails, and key beer facts, and is an indispensable guide to the world's favorite drink. Revised and updated to include the newest and hottest brews, The Beer Book

Overview

The US ranks 11th on the list of top beer-drinking nations. We love our beer, and we love to learn about beer.

The Beer Book is a visual catalog of more than 800 breweries, whistle-stop beer trails, and key beer facts, and is an indispensable guide to the world's favorite drink. Revised and updated to include the newest and hottest brews, The Beer Book features every significant brewery in every significant brewing nation, and showcases new and specialty beers, as well as the classics.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

Hampson (Room at the Inn) brings together contributions from 19 field specialists who profile notable beers from all seven continents. Although the book is rich in information, what makes it a stunning, indispensable reference are the illustrations-included are color maps and spectacular product shots. Organized first by country and then by name, each brewery entry features a glowing, full-color bottle or draft handle photo, headquarter's address, abridged history, and tasting notes on the brewery's principal light and dark beers. Standout features include the particulars on five American and European "Brewery Trails," a blank tasting-notes chart, and a brief brewer's lexicon. Highly recommended for brewery-related and culinary collections. [For more beer books, see Douglas Lord's recent online column Books for Dudes: Brew Your Own Beer.-Ed.]


—Savannah Schroll Guz

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756639822
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
10/20/2008
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
9.52(w) x 7.84(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Tim Hampson has specialist knowledge of the image of beer, beer and food, developing beer menus, and the structure of the brewing and pub industry. He has been a judge at many beer competitions and is currently chairman of the Tesco Drinks Awards Beer panel. He is Chairman of the British Guild of Beer Writers. Widely traveled, he has visited many countries to experience different beer cultures and traditions.

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The Beer Book 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I gave this book to my fiance' for Valentine's Day and he loved it. He has been looking through it ever since. He has started planning beers to try and beer tours to take.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is entertaining and very informative.
theDoc10 More than 1 year ago
Background: I brought this book as a Christmas gift. Me and my friends love beer...maybe too much :)...in particular we love going to pour houses (think World of Beer) trying new and different beers. We also have talked about doing some beer tasting. Review: I severely delayed wrapping this book, because I keep thumbing though it. The book is amazing, it is extremely informative, well written, easy to read , and excepetionally well organized. The book is made of very high quality materials with a thick, very sturdy hard cover, and glossy, high quality paper. The pictures look great! The book includes information on different types of beer, different styles, beer tours, and so on. Most importantly, the book is organized by geographical location, making it very easy to explore all of the best beers the world over. Please allow me to hammer this point in: the best quality of this book is how encompassing it is. It literally includes hundreds of the best beers from all over the world. Structure: The book presents the beers by brewery, by geographical location. There is a picture of the breweries leading beer, followed by an paragraph length information section of the brewery, including location, then an thorough highlight/explanation of the brewery's two best/most popular beers (the bigger breweries highlight four beers). Then throughout the book there is one/two/four page segments devoted to exploring a particular aspect of beer (i.e. different fruit beers). Long story short: Me buddy loved the book. I brought another one for myself :). And we agreeding to use the book to make our exploring beers more focused. So now we pick what beer we want to try, go try the beer, then write a big checkmark in the book, the date we tried, and give it a rating (Terrible to Great). Executive Summary: 1) High Quality Materials 2) Encompassing of 100's of beers the world over 3) Very well organized 4) Easy to use/read/enjoy (unlike the Oxford Companion to Beer)
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It was on a long back order. As I wanted it for Christmas, I cancelled the order. Frankly, I was extremely disappointed !!