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.
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.
Messrs Beaumont & Webb do an outstanding job of treading better beer's backwaters. - Celebrator
... a brilliant snapshot of the modern world of beer in all its complexities and diversity. - Roger Protz (editor, Good Beer Guide)
Stephen Beaumont is recognized internationally as one of the leading writers on beer in the world today. He is the author or co-author of ten additional books about beer, including The Beer & Food Companion, and two editions of The Pocket Beer Book, and a contributor to many others. Through his 26 years of covering the global beer scene, Stephen has written literally hundreds of articles and columns for publications as diverse as Whisky Advocate, Playboy and the Celebrator, and hosted tastings, dinners and educational events around the globe, from Mexico City to Burton-on-Trent and Philadelphia to Beijing. He may be found online at beaumontdrinks.com and on Twitter at @BeaumontDrinks. When not travelling, he lives with his wife in Toronto, Canada.