World Beer

World Beer

Outstanding Classic and Craft Beers From the Greatest Breweries

Book - 2013
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World Beer explores the renaissance of beer, explaining the brewing process, beer history, and the finer points of beer appreciation. The stories of major beer producing nations are explored in depth, focusing on their local beer styles and the breweries that made them famous.

From the face-smacking intensity of ultra-hopped IPAs to sweet-and-smoky porters, World Beer showcases beers by brewery, telling the story of today's top brewing innovators and their brews. There are evocative tasting notes for both core and seasonal beers in addition to food pairing suggestions to get the most out of each glass.

Publisher: London :, DK,, 2013.
Edition: First American edition.
ISBN: 9781465414380
Branch Call Number: 663.42 HA
Characteristics: 300 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm

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JCLJakeE Jan 30, 2014

I drink a lot of beer. A lot. Not all in one sitting, mind you. Well, mostly. Occasionally a few. But never more than 3. Unless there are cheap flights. World Beer is a comprehensive guide to breweries around the world - note, it's not really about beer. Well sorta not. Hampson attempts to document the current state of brewing in the world, documenting many of the major, and quite a few of the world's minor breweries. Granted, it was published in November 2013, and was already out of date the moment it was published (see entry for Boulevard). It's a cool book, that can provide a burgeoning beerknurd with plenty of beer and brewing geekery to read about - a good introduction to brewers, but not so much for styles, pairings, etc. While there wasn't a lot of new beer info for me, I did find it cool to read some of the back stories about many breweries around the world - particularly those international brewers we don't often hear much about. Great book for a beer drinker interested in learning the history and / or current status of brewers and interest in learning about international brewing. Not a great book for a person interested in learning more about the processes, the styles, food pairings, etc - the connoisseur side of beer.

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