RUNNING PRESS POCKET GUIDE TO BEER, SEVENTH EDITION: The Connoisseur's Companion to More than 2,000 Beers of the World
Are you tired of taste-alike beers? Whether your fancy is an all-American true microbrew, an Irish Red Ale, a Cask-conditioned Bitter from Britain, a Belgian Lambic, a German Oktoberfest, or a Czech Pilsner, THE RUNNING PRESS POCKET GUIDE TO BEER is the world's most authoritative source on brews. This newly revised and fully updated seventh edition features a directory of more than 2,000 beers from around the world, described and rated by beer expert Michael Jackson. Packed with fascinating information on each region of the beer producing world and tasting notes that are the product of first-hand research - from Brooklyn to Budweis to Bejing - this is one companion you won't want to be without.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #1080496 in Books
- Published on: 2000-08-10
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Binding: Hardcover
- 208 pages
About the Author
A Perfect Guide for the Traveler
This "Pocket" guide is a perfect companion (of course, there are better, human companions) for the traveling beer lover. There are concise comments and honest, useful rankings for just about any beer you will ever run across in your travels. As you'd expect, this pocket guide is easy to take with you (it's about twice as big as a wallet without all the cash and credit cards stuffed into it) and can serve as a helpful guide when trying to figure out what to order at some of the world's better drinking establishments. It's broken down by country and that's helpful as well. I once ordered all the five-star Belgian beers at a pub in Brugge and other than the trouble I got in when I returned to my hotel, this book was a perfect guide for making good decisions.
This book is excellent! It has a collection of practically every beer you can think of! If you are interested in tasting various types of beers, you will love this book. It is also pocket-sized so that you can easily take it with you when visiting a pub or bar.
The Beer Man.
This is a very informative book from a very impressive beer connoisseur. The only reason I give it 4 stars is because he neglects Stone Brewing Company which in my opinion is one of the best Brewing Companies in the world. The main aspect of this book that is so great is that he gives reviews and descriptions of beers that a lot of people would be unfamiliar with. Such as beers from the Czech Republic. Also Michael Jackson gives critics on beers throughout the world. It is very impressive because he covers so many countries in this book. Another thing that is typical of Michael Jackson's book is his excellent descriptions of the types of beer and also the ingredients in beer. This is very educational, and if you want to know of some great beers this is a very informative guide.