Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
The Beer Guide Paperback – October 15, 2006
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
''Brutally honest, brilliant food-to-beer guide and a good deal of hilarious commentary. Studying it can only improve your beer''
-- Jim Wilmer, Beer Critic, Dayton Daily News
''Have you ever tried to remember the name of favorite craft brew from another city, but couldn't quite remember what it was, or why you liked it so much? Do you like to argue the merits of particular beers, and wish you had some info to back you up every now and then? Would you like a travel size, comprehensive Zagat-like guide to over 2,700 of the best beers the world has to offer? For a reasonable $9.95? If your answer is yes to any of the three questions above, buy a copy of The Beer Guide edited by RateBeer.com s long time editor Josh Oakes for a mere $9.95. The 296-page, 'The Beer Guide,' which fits nicely in a backpack or a back pocket, has short but authoritative descriptions on over 2,700 beers. The descriptions were edited and selected by Oakes from RateBeer.com's vast archive of public reviews. RateBeer.com has over 30,000 contributing members. The Guide also has a handy chapter on beer style descriptions, tasting notes, and food/beer tasting guide. 'The Beer Guide' could earn a permanent place in your bathroom, briefcase, or bar top. It also will make for a good stocking stuffer this Christmas.''
-- Patrick Orr, ''The Beer Nut,'' The Idaho Statesman, Boise
''The Beer Guide has a great beer-food pairing cheat sheet.'' ----Don Russell, ''Joe Six Pack,'' Philadelphia Daily News
''It allows you to take along the thoughts of 30,000 RateBeer.com contributors in an easy to carry package. The book also includes a beer and food pairing guide by Stan Hieronymus. The neat thing about the book is that you can quickly get ratings for everything from Schlitz Malt Liquor (one star: 'It's like watching a mime get run over') to Westvleteren Abt 12 (five stars: 'Wonderfully madeirized malt with raisins, prunes and dates in aroma and nice spices wafting through.').''
--Rick Lyle, Lyke 2 Drink Blog
''''The Beer Guide has a great beer-food pairing cheat sheet.'' ---- Don Russell, ''Joe Six Pack,'' Philadelphia Daily News --Peter LaFrance, columnist, ''Beer and Food''
''Raise your beer brainpower: The latest edition of Web site RateBeer's 'The Beer Guid;' is just out as a pocket-sized edition from Fort Worth's Savory House Press, with tens of thousands of beer drinkers putting together Zagat-style reviews, often dead-on and perceptive and sometimes hilarious, like this zing at Pabst's NA: 'Smells absolutely awful, rotting vegetables, festering bread and regurgitated corn.;' The little publishing house, incidentally, is run by Barry Shlachter , who in another life is a highly decorated reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram'' --Patrick Beach, Austin American-Statesman
''Some beer drinkers like to read. For them, a good resource is: 'The Beer Guide,' edited by Josh Oakes, which describes and rates 2,700 domestic and imported beers.'' --Dick Kreck, Denver Post
From the Publisher
Please change publisher from Great Texas Lines to our national imprint:
Savory House Press
Browse award-winning titles. See more
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Top Customer Reviews
The 1-to-5 star rating system is entirely subjective, of course, and there's not a hint of text in here about prices, places to buy, glassware, or the brewing process. Also, keep in mind that this is a beer guide, not a pub guide. Generally, a waste of money.
Spend a little more and buy THE BEER BOOK, which is truly an excellent guide and a joy to browse.
Except for sections on types of beers, beers widely distributed in the US, beer rating and beer-food pairing, this is pretty much a graphic-less bare bones guide to beers that have been rated on [...] with selected quotes of descriptions from members and a star system instead of the numerical system used on the site.
Personally, I prefer the numerical system rather than the star system but I find the descriptions helpful. The introduction, however, seems misleading when it states that these ratings reflect the consensus of the whole community on each beer because there are many beers which have less than 100 ratings in this guide. Yes, the community claims over 30,000 visitors but I think they should have mentioned how many people rated each beer.
Distribution seems to be another issue as the cover states these reflect imported beers and the Westvleteren beers are mentioned. The monks prohibit the sale of this beer outside of their abbey. Why not just create a guide that lists all the site's beers instead? Most of the beers are available at specialty beer shops from what I can see. Another minor glitch I saw was the listing of Wagner Valley as in Lodi, NJ instead of NY. One other criticism I have is that sometimes beers are listed by the name and sometimes by brewery.
But other than my nit-picking, Josh Oakes did a fine job of locating select quotes which describe the beers in this guide. Beer lovers who prefer major beers like Bud, Miller and Coors will not like a guide which slams these macro beers but the beer aficionado folks will love having this for reference and casual reading. I've purchased beer rating guides in the past and have never seen one more exhaustive and packed with beers as this.
This is a must have gift for any beer lovers that you know!
If you want a book that will help you buy good beer, this is it. No history, no fancy pictures, just the information that you need. It's like the beer encyclopedia. VERY useful!