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;
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.