Enter the world of beer with Visual Reference Guides: Beer! Through beautiful color photographs and insightful information, you'll discover beers from every significant brewing region and less well-known areas. Learn why beers taste the way they do, how to appreciate flavor, aroma, texture, and finish, and identify your own favorite style. Find out about the producers of beerfrom their origins, history, and particular brewing processes.
This definitive visual guide offers expert advice and information from a team of specialists, and is introduced by beer authority,Michael Jackson.
Michael Jackson was the world's leading writer on beer throughout his 30-year career. His Beer Hunter TV documentaries presented a new view of beer as an element not only of civilized social life but also of gastronomy. He introduced to the world the specialty beers of Belgium, and helped to inspire the American micro-brewery revolution. He also inspired a generation of beer writers, some of whom contribute to this book. Jackson's other books include The Great Beer Guide and Whiskey: the Definitive Guide, which received the 2006 James Beard Foundation/KitchenAid Book Award for Wine and Spirits. Jackson also won the Glenfiddich Trophy and the André Simon Award.