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The New World Guide to Beer [Hardcover]

Michael Jackson

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Jan. 27 1997
From the world's leading writer on beer, whisky, and other libations, here's the perfect armchair travel guide to great beers of the world. Award-winning author and intrepid beer hunter Michael Jackson takes the beer fancier on a fabulous tour in this lavishly illustrated guide, regarded by many as the quintessential book on beer. 300+ full-color photos.

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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Canada / Running Press; Subsequent edition (Jan. 27 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0762400919
  • ISBN-13: 978-0762400911
  • Product Dimensions: 29.7 x 22.4 x 2.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 Kg
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #392,702 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This update of Jackson's landmark World Guide to Beer (Prentice-Hall, 1977) follows the format of the earlier book and includes many of the same photographs, but it also features a completely rewritten text with revised maps and charts which cover the changes in the international beer scene over the past decade. In addition to discussing the beer renaissance of the 1980s and the differences between beer styles and brewing techniques, Jackson leads the reader on a worldwide tour of the great brewing nations--critically describing the beer culture of Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Australia, with North America given expanded coverage in this book. The greatest emphasis, however, is on the beers of Europe. Even libraries owning the earlier edition should consider purchase.
- Peter C. Leonard, Mt. Lebanon P.L., Pa.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ...Not Bob Klein? May 17 2000
By Jeremy A. Hadix - Published on Amazon.com
An excellent book, although I'd suggest his "Beer Companion" for a first buy. Ignore ANY review that starsts with "Michael Jackson is not Bob Klein." That's like writing "John Lennon is not Michael Bolton..." Don't buy the hype; Michael Jackson (as he introduces himself, "not the pedorast") is the Man.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The definitive guide to beer July 23 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
To a beer fan, this is a truly beautiful book. It is filled with striking pictures of breweries, pubs and their beers. It stands above the average coffee table book by giving an encyclopedic treatment of beer styles and beer culture from around the world. The information is reliable and has been obtained at first hand by an author who has done more traveling in search of good beer than any other writer.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A concise comprehensived introduction to beer March 22 1997
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
I like to travel and I like beer. I have been one of the earlier
Fanatics in the brewing renaissance, since the early 1980's.
This book helped get me going. Michael Jackson is every bit as adept
a writer as his musical counterpart is a singer. Not only does this book
discuss beer but it has marvelous pictures, fascinating glimpses of
history and also serves as an indispenable travel guide. If you want
to drink the original Czech beer serving as the prototype for Budweiser
in Ceske Budejovice this book can get you there. If you want to
understand why Guiness Stout is Guiness Stout this book can do it. If you
want to find 500 year old pubs in Prague, fantastic beer bars in
Belgium, or world class brewers in America, this book is the
best available and reads like a Clavell novel. Each time I travel I read
about the area I am going to, copy down the name of some of the bars
and restaurants, and I have made friends for 20 years as a result.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply the best book on beer ever written April 9 1998
By Kyle Hoskins - Published on Amazon.com
Jackson's informative prose and comprehensive knowledge of beer in all its wondrous variety makes this book a must-have for brewers and beer enthusiasts. Its size and beautiful layout designates it as a coffee table book, but you'll want to keep it out for guests who are enthusiastic about the American microbrewery revolution of the past twenty years, or even better for those who "don't like beer" because they've never drunk a good one. This book will make you want to purchase airline tickets to Europe to visit the breweries and towns Jackson writes so lovingly about.
4.0 out of 5 stars Euro Beer styles March 6 2014
By Aaron - Published on Amazon.com
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This is an excellent book to familiarize yourself with the technical specs of european beer styles. Have you ever wondered what was the definition of a kolsch or a lambic, this book will tell you. sadly it was written in the nineties so the american beer information is woefully out of date having missed the second wave of american craft brewing. Though since the traditional european styles are just that traditional it will help you get a firm grasp on the various beer styles found throughout europe, which will definitely come in handy if you're studying for a cicerone certification. Lots of pictures and small type make it a bit of a slog to read but it makes up for it by being densely packed with technical information.

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