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


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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling Epicure (Oct. 2 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402789610
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402789618
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 29.8 x 23.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #52,139 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By R. Gray TOP 1000 REVIEWER on June 14 2013
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By katzi on Dec 15 2013
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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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Great book but came with a few marks on the cover and a small tear. Was giving this item as a gift otherwise would have been fine with it personally. I completely understand things happen in the mail.
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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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