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The World Atlas of Beer: The Essential Guide to the Beers of the World Hardcover – October 2, 2012


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling Epicure (October 2, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402789610
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402789618
  • Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 9.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #31,972 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The global history of beer is presented in this engaging and attractive volume. Excellent color photographs accompany the text, which offers information on buying and drinking beer, as well as a geographic survey of beers around the world. Other topics covered include the various types of beer, brewing methods and technologies, trends, brands, and more. Beer aficionados will enjoy reading the tasting notes for more than 500 beers, while newbies will learn quite a bit about the origins and complexities of beer. Public and academic libraries will want this for their circulating collections. --Rebecca Vnuk

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"The ultimate glossy resource. The authors cover beers from over 35 countries, and include tasting notes for over 500 international beers. Maps and color photographs take beer-loving readers on a comprehensive, fact-filled tour." -- Publishers Weekly ("This Holiday Season's Standout Beer Books.")
 
"The global history of beer is presented in this engaging and attractive volume. Excellent color photographs accompany the text, which offers information on buying and drinking beer, as well as a geographic survey of beers around the world. Other topics covered include the various types of beer, brewing methods and technologies, trends, brands, and more. Beer aficionados will enjoy reading the tasting notes for more than 500 beers, while newbies will learn quite a bit about the origins and complexities of beer.” —Booklist
 

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By motlalekhotso on September 19, 2012
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The amount of attention paid to cocktails, whiskey, wine, and others is a flood compared with the drips and drops of books on beer. Instead, beer enthusiasts depend on festivals, magazines, blogs, beer labels and other random sources to learn about the world of beer. Now, however, we have a new and wonderful resource that will be a companion on my beer journeys, whether they go from the fridge to the couch or across oceans.

Beaumont and Webb build on Jackson's classic 35-year-old World Guide to Beer. They cover basics like charting where beer comes from, how it's made, what goes in it, who makes it, and, most interestingly to me, where it's made. Open up the book to a random page or look up a specific term--either way you're going to come out of the book knowing more than when you went in.

The scope is broad, yet focused. It succeeds in drawing a clear and detailed portrait of where brewing is around the world today. Maps, pictures, charts and other graphics help keep interest high and get a lot of important information out there.

It's amazing to me how clearly the authors document the explosive and ongoing growth that is occurring in beer consumption, creation, and distribution. We can now enjoy more beer varieties from more breweries in more countries than ever. We are truly blessed with beer today, and this book celebrates the craft beer revolution for which I am very, very grateful.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By mike on October 3, 2012
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I finished this book a little while ago after getting my first copy at the Great Canadian Beer Fest. As was suggested this is indeed an excellent snapshot of who's brewing what and where in the world as of when it went to print. It surely opened my eyes and now serves as a great guide to go in search of new beer as I travel.

This book is very nicely written with plenty of lovely photographs throughout. In this brand new age of excellent beer reference material i.e. the "Oxford Companion to Beer" and "The Brewmasters Table" this book does a great job of filling in the beer fan and the curious as to who's out there brewing and where we can find it travelling the world.

The neophyte is not forgotten here as the book starts out with descriptions of what beer is, how it's made, and a summary of its history. Even for seasoned veterans in the world of beer the quality of writing still keeps these topics engaging. What follows is a wealth of research and information put down in a sensible guidebook fashion that the reader can enjoy cover to cover or open at any page.

It is amazing to see where we have come since Michael Jackson wrote his first look at the world as it pertains to beer 35 years ago, and if the authors are right the future looks pretty bright.

Well done gentlemen, thank you for taking the time to put this together for all of us out here in beer land, I for one appreciate the obvious amount of work you put into this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Arobles on November 12, 2012
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I have been waiting for this book to come out for some time and it was definitely worth the wait. Very comprehensive guide to beer for the novice and seasoned aficionado.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Shelby Johns on November 11, 2013
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I bought this as a gift for a male and he loved it! very informative with lots of locations that we want to try out someday!
Worth the buy!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Felicia Covey on August 1, 2013
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Ordered this for a gift and it was delivered quickly and was loved by the recipient. I would definitely recommend for the beer connoisseur in your life!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By JWO on December 8, 2012
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A big beautiful book of beer. Fun and informational read for beer & travel lovers. Digs a little into the depth of beer and beer history without getting too dry.
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Great beer book for education and the coffee table.
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By Robin A. Destefano on December 29, 2013
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Pictures were great, much information clearly explained. The person who received if or Christmas liked it. Nicely set up,
thank you
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