Synopses & Reviews
A Beer Lover's Guide to More than 250 Craft Beers, Ales, and Lagers
and#160;Find new brews to enjoy with the easy-to-use Beer: What to Drink Next
. Simply look up whatever you like drinking on the Beer Select-O-Pediaand#8212;a periodic table of beer styles. Ninety different kinds of beer are organized by country of origin, leading you to a color coded chapter full of suggestions of what to drink nextand#8212;Belgian Trappist beer, German lagers, British and Irish ales, all manner of American beers, plus some unique category-busting hybrid creations. Each style includes a brief history, a description, three beers to try, and suggested food pairings; there's even a color diagram defining the beer's and#8220;atomic structureand#8221;and#8212;with tasting notes, fun facts, and recommended breweries.and#8221;
"The ultimate glossy resource. The authors cover beers from over 35 countries, and include tasting notes for over 500 international beers. Maps and color photographs take beer-loving readers on a comprehensive, fact-filled tour." -- Publishers Weekly ("This Holiday Season's Standout Beer Books.")
"The ultimate glossy resource. The authors cover beers from over 35 countries, and include tasting notes for over 500 international beers. Maps and color photographs take beer-loving readers on a comprehensive, fact-filled tour." -- Publishers Weekly ("This Holiday Season's Standout Beer Books.")and#160;"The global history of beer is presented in this engaging and attractive volume. Excellent color photographs accompany the text, which offers information on buying and drinking beer, as well as a geographic survey of beers around the world. Other topics covered include the various types of beer, brewing methods and technologies, trends, brands, and more. Beer aficionados will enjoy reading the tasting notes for more than 500 beers, while newbies will learn quite a bit about the origins and complexities of beer.and#8221; and#8212;Booklistand#160;
"Larson's outstanding, illustrated guide will help expert and novice beer drinkers alike find that next crucial beer that's suited to their taste ...and#160;Larson painstakingly profiles over 90 different styles of beer, highlighting each of their peculiarities, flavor profiles, unique qualities, and suggested food pairings, as well as offering three beers to seek out if the style piques the reader's interest. He does a superb job of demystifying the seemingly endless tide of lagers, stouts, pilsners and ales ... U.K.'s Rawshock Design also deserves a pint or two for their terrifically crisp and engaging design." and#8212;Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Got beer? This comprehensive, fully illustrated volume on beer by two of the world's leading authorities is more than just an in-depth history of this delightful beverage--its origins, brewing methods and technologies, trends, and more--from ancient times until the present day. It is also a detailed overview of more than 500 of the greatest beers from around the world, with sections devoted to major beer-producing countries and regions, including information on craft brewing, emerging markets, extreme beers, future-trend forecasts, and more.
With its unique and#8220;Periodic Table of Beerand#8221;and#8212;which organizes 96 styles by key ingredient or country of originand#8212;this guide takes a simple, scientific approach to help drinkers discover new favorites. Just look for your current preferred brews and see what similar styles will please your palate. Diagrams define the "atomic structure" of each beer so you'll understand its specific delights.
About the Author
Stephen Beaumont is recognized internationally as one of the leading writers on beer in the world today. He has authored, co-authored or contributed to a dozen books, including the pioneering A Taste for Beer and The beerbistro Cookbook. Over more than two decades, Stephen has written literally hundreds of articles and columns for publications as diverse as the International Herald Tribune and Whisky Advocate and hosted almost as many beer tastings, dinners and educational events, from Sand#227;o Paulo to Milan and Montrand#233;al to Atlanta.and#160;and#160;Tim Webb is a renowned beer writer with a particular interest in Belgian beer and has compiled eight editions of Good Beer Guide Belgium
. He co-wrote 100 Belgian Beers to Try Before You Die!
. Tim writes for Beer Advocate Magazine
and is managing editor of his own niche publishing company, which has produced beer guides to London, Brussels, Bruges, and Amsterdam. For six years he was on the board of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and formerly ran their Great British Beer Festival. He lives in Cambridge, England.