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A Picture Book, Light on Info
on 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).