Author(s): Stephen Beaumont
As featured in beer-loving Great Food Magazine, this landmark guide provides beer fans with easy access to an expert overview and puts a world of superb beers at your disposal. Written by two of the world's leading beer experts, with the help of a team of international contributors, The Pocket Beer Book 2015 takes you from the Bock beers of Germany to the Trappist beers of Belgium, the complex bitters and stouts of Britain to the cutting-edge brews of North America. This expert selection covers the extraordinary variety the world's beers now have to offer. Tasting notes, organised by country, provide succinct commentary on the chosen beers and cover the brewery and each beer's key characteristics. With 4,300 beers featured, this book encompasses more familiar established beers as well as exciting new discoveries from the myriad craft breweries that are emerging around the world, covering 80 countries. Punctuating the tasting notes is information on 'beer destinations', specific places where you can best experience a beer in situ. An extensive introductory chapter to the book also covers styles of beer and food and beer pairings.
In this second edition of their Pocket Beer Book, Stephen Beaumont and Tim Webb have collaborated with a team of international beer experts to create the definitive and most up-to-date guide to the best beers in the world.
Stephen Beaumont is a writer and journalist who has been writing about beer for over 20 years. Based in Toronto, Canada, Stephen has written for a very wide range of publications, from the International Herald Tribune to Wine Enthusiast magazine. He has also written, co-written or contributed to ten books. In total, Stephen authors nine regular columns for eight publications, as well as blogs at cheersonline.com and thatsthespirit.com. Tim Webb is renowned as a beer writer across Europe and North America. He has a particular interest in Belgian and international craft brewing and has compiled eight editions of Good Beer Guide Belgium (1992 to 2010) and co-wrote 100 Belgian Beers to Try Before You Die! (2008) and LambicLand (2004 & 2010). Tim writes for Beer Advocate Magazine (US) and is managing editor of his own niche publishing company. 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 near Cambridge, England.