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The Beer Book

The Beer Book
By Sam Calagione

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The world-wide interest in good beer is on the rise, and with it comes a thirst for more knowledge on the subject. The Beer Book offers a wealth of information on all aspects of beer, from its history to popular styles to brewing techniques. This a new generation of beer guide that follows in the large footsteps of Michael Jackson's authoritative title from DK, Ultimate Beer.

Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #8195 in Books
  • Published on: 2008-10-20
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 1.12" h x 7.86" w x 9.44" l, 2.87 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 352 pages


  • ISBN13: 9780756639822
  • Condition: New
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Editorial Reviews

Although the book is rich in information, what makes it a stunning, indispensable reference are the illustrations. --Library Journal

"An ultimate resource for beer lovers of all levels."

"A must-have resource"

Customer Reviews

Gerat at what it does!5
Unlike The Beer Guide, by Oakes, or the Rate Beers website, both of which rate beers, The Beer Book shows what beers are out there, today, with nice photos. Arranged by brewery in each country, it is easy to find your favorite brew, and see what other beers that brewery is making. Nice piece on glasses as well. A wonderful complement to The Beer Guide and an essential, and up-to-date reference.

Great book, just facinating!5
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.

Still Worth Picking Up 2 Years Later5
This guide has more than just a listing of breweries by country and geographical areas: it has guides on what glassware to use, vignettes on famous breweries, beer tour guides, guides to beer styles, beer and food pairings, etc. Although craft beer is the major focus, the book does not slam major breweries as the collaborators do not want to turn away readers. This helps get more into craft beer! Some breweries have four featured beers and others have two which kind of shows which craft breweries the authors really dig. (or were there space considerations?) Beer geeks will be happy to see craft breweries like 3 Floyds, Russian River, Nogne, Mikkeller, Troegs, Portsmouth, Alesmith, Descutes and others are listed among the hundreds of breweries featured. There is a section in the back for tasting notes. But the book seems more like a coffee table fixture than one I'd carry to the stores, tastings or beer events. The illustrations are bright, vivid, and easy to peruse.
I have to hen peck to list small changes I see needed: put Paulaner in section of German breweries, take Ireland out of "British Isles," add Dark Star to the list of UK breweries, and keep cranking out this book every few years!