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The World Atlas of Beer: The Essential Guide to the Beers of the World [Hardcover]

Tim Webb , Stephen Beaumont
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Oct. 2 2012
Got beer? This comprehensive, fully illustrated volume on beer by two of the world's leading authorities is more than just an in-depth history of this delightful beverage--its origins, brewing methods and technologies, trends, and more--from ancient times until the present day. It is also a detailed overview of more than 500 of the greatest beers from around the world, with sections devoted to major beer-producing countries and regions, including information on craft brewing, emerging markets, extreme beers, future-trend forecasts, and more.

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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
 

About the Author

Stephen Beaumont is recognized internationally as one of the leading writers on beer in the world today. He has authored, co-authored or contributed to a dozen books, including the pioneering A Taste for Beer and The beerbistro Cookbook. Over more than two decades, Stephen has written literally hundreds of articles and columns for publications as diverse as the International Herald Tribune and Whisky Advocate and hosted almost as many beer tastings, dinners and educational events, from São Paulo to Milan and Montréal to Atlanta.
 
 
Tim Webb is a renowned beer writer with a particular interest in Belgian beer and has compiled eight editions of Good Beer Guide Belgium. He co-wrote 100 Belgian Beers to Try Before You Die! and Lamieland. Tim writes for Beer Advocate Magazine and is managing editor of his own niche publishing company, which has produced beer guides to London, Brussels, Bruges, and Amsterdam. For six years he was on the board of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and formerly ran their Great British Beer Festival. He lives in Cambridge, England.

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By R. Gray TOP 500 REVIEWER
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A great read, lots of fabulous pictures, and a great look at beers from around the world. The World Atlas of Beer offers a brief (and fascinating) history of beer, takes you through chapters on each of its ingredients, tells you about the different brewing processes - from micro to macro - and covers the important topics of how to pour, what kind of glass to use, and how to pair foods with your beer. And all this before you are taken on a whirlwind tour around the world to discover the beers unique to each region.

With the proliferation of microbreweries worldwide over the last decade, a book such as this cannot hope to cover more than a small percentage of beers available - it can only hit SOME of the highlights for each region - and in that I found it a bit disappointing. I was a little shocked to see that Guinness, Ireland's best known export (and the beer that converted me from mainstream beers) was not even listed. In Ontario, Canada, (my home province) there are 8 beers (all microbrewed) listed, out of hundreds to choose from. And the authors didn't even try to cover the unusual beers from exotic locales like Tibet, Nepal, Samoa, or Uzbekistan, etc. (A great resource for discovering just how many breweries are out there is beerme.com)

But even with the limited selection of beers described, it is still a great read and a beautiful coffee table book, and I highly recommend it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The world atlas of beer Dec 15 2013
By katzi TOP 500 REVIEWER
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I purchased this lovely book for a good friend for Xmas - He enjoys his beer and experiments with the varieties on the market. The price was good and the quality very good. the art work and quality of the book itself is lovely. Irene.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Informative May 27 2014
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It was a great Christmas present and the recipient found it very interesting and informative--he was very impressed and learned new things
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For the person who really enjoys trying a new beer, this book makes a perfect gift. It not only has great descriptions, photos but maps as well for the world traveler to locate the actual breweries.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice gift item Jan. 8 2013
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Bought this as a gift for a beer lover and he loved it. Still reads it to this day and displays it. Shipping was fast and book was in perfect condition.
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