The Beer Book
Product DescriptionExplore the rapidly expanding horizons of beer with this up-to-date guide to the world’s great beers, whether you’re in Boston, Dublin, Prague, or just your local bar.
The Beer Book is a visual resource for beer lovers and beer geeks. In this revised and updated guide, learn to construct and expand your own list of favorites—and that it’s okay to cheat on your “usual” beer. The Beer Book features every significant brewery in the major beer-brewing nations, covering over 800 breweries with tasting notes from local experts on more than 1,700 beers.
Top ReviewsBeautiful Coffee table book!
by TerriZ (5 out of 5 stars)
September 15, 2016
I bought this book as a present for my oldest son who is a total beer snob, beer aficionado and brewery tour addict. So he knows his beer. I thought this would be great coffee table book for him and something to go along with the rest of beer paraphernalia. I however no next to nothing about beer and drink very little of it. So why did I purchase this book? First, I read all of the reviews on the book and was happy with what I read. But what really caught my eye was the beautiful large sized pictures of each bottle. I knew my son would love it because a big part of what he loves about beer is the packaging and the labels. In this book you can clearly read the labels and some details and history about each bottle. He also loves learning about where the beers are brewed and this book includes maps and brewery information as well. Winner! I even read quite a bit of the book before wrapping it and was very surprised to find it even included what food to pair with certain beers, what glassware you should use, and lots of info about the craft beers--which are his favorite. This buy was a no brainer for me--he loved it.
A Picture Book, Light on Info
by Matthew A. Mckean (3 out of 5 stars)
December 28, 2010
This is a photo book. Good, diverse photos of beers. If you want to read about beer this isn't the book. The book is very high level on all beer topics and far from exhaustive. Quite a few mistakes too. Unless you want to look at photos, your time would be better spent buying beer, trying it, reading the labels, surfing brewery websites, visiting breweries, and reading books that go deeper on specific beers and/or beer topics. For each brewery in the book, you'll find a few beers listed (no rhyme or reason to the beers selected as far as I could tell) including 1-2 sentence descriptions of each beer (most beers have more info on their labels) and there will be a few general sentences that may or may not be representative of the brewery (if you've taken a tour of any of the breweries in the book, you will know orders of magnitude more than what is written for that brewery and will be able to easily imagine more creative, interesting writeups for that brewery).
Great book, just facinating!
by Steve (5 out of 5 stars)
January 2, 2009
This is a massive collection and visual journey though the world of beers. As a beer lover myself I could not resist purchasing this book.
This encyclopedia, goes through beers alphabetical and by geographic region, there are sampling notes for the top brews each brewing company makes, as well as nice bright photos of each bottle. inside you will fine walking tours for fantastic pubs around the world, as well as a look at the large breweries themselves and the brew masters who work them.
I only wish it could have even more beers, as only the 2 or 3 beers are mentioned for each brewery, though it is already quite a collection.
Also on the front cover of the book where the title is, is a huge coaster! i got a kick out of that when it arrived! though i would not set any beer on that one!
Get it if you like beer, get it for someone who likes beer, you wont regret it, and it will only expand your appreciation for this delicious brew.
by "Bones" (5 out of 5 stars)
June 10, 2016
This is a fantastic book for beer lovers. covers a world of beers. informative and sharp pictures of the bottles with a short review.
Very well done.
Doesnt look new
by Amazon Customer (2 out of 5 stars)
August 9, 2018
Was said to be New. The book has a couple scratches, its even a bit scruffed in the picture. Sure its not much but buying something that supposed to be new, at least it shouldnt have visible defects. In addition, the binding seems a bit loose. It would be a 5/5 but simply because of the defect its a 2/5.
Great gift for beer lovers and people that like to travel
by Kat (5 out of 5 stars)
February 15, 2018
I bought this for my husband and it is a great resource for researching beers. It would make a great gift for beer lovers and people that like to travel.
Very cool book for beer-lovers
by Janel Peroni (5 out of 5 stars)
January 6, 2014
I purchased this book for my husband for Christmas, and he absolutely loves it. We are both beer enthusiasts, so I have enjoyed looking at it myself as well. It has great images throughout the book and a wealth of information about so many beers. This will be something we can enjoy for years to come and will help us expand on our list of beers tried:)
He was happily surprised. Thank
by Jerry Roderick (5 out of 5 stars)
June 23, 2018
This was a gift to my son and we gave it to him early today. He was happily surprised. Thank you
by Brittany Colette (5 out of 5 stars)
January 14, 2015
Bought this for my boyfriend's Dad who loves beer and he loved it. It has thousands of beers, their notes, and breweries, with color photos and blurbs. Great for any person that loves local, rare, or a variety of beer.
Xmas gift for the beer lover.
by Aunt & Uncle in Omaha (5 out of 5 stars)
January 11, 2013
This book ( http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0756639824/ref=cm_cr_ryp_prd_ttl_sol_1 ) along with the
Fred and Friends Hopside Down Glass( http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001W35FFY/ref=cm_cr_ryp_prd_ttl_sol_2 )
also available on Amazon, made the perfect gift for our family gift exchange! Very well written book with some incredible photography that is very helpful if you want to try some of the craft and regional beers but were not sure where to start.
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