Pocket Beer Guide 2015: The World's Best Craft and Traditional Beers -- Covers 3,500 Beers

by Stephen Beaumont, Tim Webb

Firefly Books | September 23, 2014 | Trade Paperback |

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The definitive and most up-to-date guide to the world''s best beers.

Praise for the 2014 edition:

"The gold standard of worldly beer guides, shrunk to fit in your jeans."
-- Draft Magazine

"Beaumont and Webb do an outstanding job of treading better beer''s backwaters."
-- Celebrator Beer News, America''s Premier Brewspaper

Collaborators Stephen Beaumont and Tim Webb (World Atlas of Beer) have teamed up once again for this seminal collection of 3,500 expert beer reviews, 500 more than the previous edition. Pocket Beer 2015 combines their deep knowledge about beer with a team of international beer experts with regional knowledge to create the ultimate guide to the world''s best beers.

An extensive opening chapter explains what constitutes a craft beer, introduces beer styles and provides guidance on pairing beer with meals, including breakfast (!), as well as such foods as fish, desserts and cheese.

The book organizes the 3,500 thumbnail reviews by country, 65 in all. The authors and international experts provide succinct commentary on each beer, its key characteristics and the region where beer lovers can best experience the beer in its original culture and setting. The brews cover the extraordinary variety that the world has to offer, from Belgium''s Trappist beers to Britain''s stouts and North America''s craft brews. The selections range from traditional favorites to exciting discoveries.

This landmark portable guide provides beer fans and connoisseurs with easy access to an expert overview and puts a world of superb beers at their disposal. It is a ''must'' for brewpubs, bars, restaurants, caterers and anybody who enjoys a good glass of beer.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 Pages, 3.94 × 6.69 × 0.39 in

Published: September 23, 2014

Publisher: Firefly Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 177085486X

ISBN - 13: 9781770854864

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Pocket Beer Guide 2015: The World's Best Craft and Traditional Beers -- Covers 3,500 Beers

by Stephen Beaumont, Tim Webb

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 Pages, 3.94 × 6.69 × 0.39 in

Published: September 23, 2014

Publisher: Firefly Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 177085486X

ISBN - 13: 9781770854864

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Introduction The world today has more beers in a greater variety of styles, colours and flavours than has ever been the case before. This assertion is, of course, pure conjecture. Yet at a time when brewers of interesting and engaging beers have not only achieved blanket coverage of all the archetypal brewing nations, but also made significant inroads in countries like Brazil, Italy, Japan and now India, we consider it a fairly safe bet. This renaissance in hands-on brewing has been gradually sweeping the globe since its emergence in the 1970s. Following decades during which breweries grew larger and more impersonal, and beers became uniform and dull, those drinkers who did not react simply by migrating to wine or spirits were ready for beers with a sense of place and community, and most of all character and flavour. It was a movement that buoyed not only a new global breed of craft brewer, but also long-suffering brewers of traditional beer styles. As real ales, bieres artisanales , microbrews, streekbieren and landbier enter their fifth decade of revival, however, what we see globally is that such "craft brewing" is no longer a quaint cottage industry, but has become a juggernaut that can and is changing the world of brewing, even as the dominant and ever more massive multinational corporations struggle to maintain their hold on their trade. We see also an industry enduring its own growing pains. In the UK, for example, craft brewers face off not against the dominant major
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Table of Contents

Contents

HOW TO USE THIS BOOK
INTRODUCTION
WHAT IS CRAFT BEER?
BEER STYLES
BEER AT THE TABLE

EUROPE
Belgium

Flanders
Brussels and Wallonia
The Lambic Makers of Brussels and Payottenland
Germany
Bavaria
Munich and Upper Bavaria
Bamberg and Upper Franconia
Rest of Bavaria
Baden-Wurttemberg
Cologne, Dusseldorf and North Rhine-Westphalia
Rest of Germany
Austria
United Kingdom
England
Scotland
Wales
Northern Ireland
Republic of Ireland
France
Netherlands
Scandinavia
Denmark
Norway
Sweden
Finland
Iceland
Iberia
Spain
Portugal
The Baltic States
Estonia
Latvia
Lithuania
Italy
Luxembourg
Switzerland
Eastern Europe and the Balkans
Czech Republic
Slovak Republic
Poland
Slovenia
Hungary
Ukraine
Greece
Russian Federation


NORTH AMERICA and CARIBBEAN
United States

California
Pacific Northwest
Rocky Mountains and the Midwest
East Coast
South
Canada
Western Canada
Eastern Canada
Caribbean


LATIN AMERICA
Mexico
Brazil
Argentina
Chile
Rest of Latin America

ASIA and THE MIDDLE EAST
Japan
China
Southeast Asia

South Korea
Taiwan, China
Vietnam
Singapore
Rest of Southeast Asia
India
The Middle East
Turkey
Israel
Rest of the Middle East


AUSTRALASIA
Australia
New Zealand
The Western Pacific

AFRICA
South Africa
Namibia
Rest of Africa

Index of Beers
Acknowledgements

From the Publisher

The definitive and most up-to-date guide to the world''s best beers.

Praise for the 2014 edition:

"The gold standard of worldly beer guides, shrunk to fit in your jeans."
-- Draft Magazine

"Beaumont and Webb do an outstanding job of treading better beer''s backwaters."
-- Celebrator Beer News, America''s Premier Brewspaper

Collaborators Stephen Beaumont and Tim Webb (World Atlas of Beer) have teamed up once again for this seminal collection of 3,500 expert beer reviews, 500 more than the previous edition. Pocket Beer 2015 combines their deep knowledge about beer with a team of international beer experts with regional knowledge to create the ultimate guide to the world''s best beers.

An extensive opening chapter explains what constitutes a craft beer, introduces beer styles and provides guidance on pairing beer with meals, including breakfast (!), as well as such foods as fish, desserts and cheese.

The book organizes the 3,500 thumbnail reviews by country, 65 in all. The authors and international experts provide succinct commentary on each beer, its key characteristics and the region where beer lovers can best experience the beer in its original culture and setting. The brews cover the extraordinary variety that the world has to offer, from Belgium''s Trappist beers to Britain''s stouts and North America''s craft brews. The selections range from traditional favorites to exciting discoveries.

This landmark portable guide provides beer fans and connoisseurs with easy access to an expert overview and puts a world of superb beers at their disposal. It is a ''must'' for brewpubs, bars, restaurants, caterers and anybody who enjoys a good glass of beer.

About the Author

Stephen Beaumont is a writer and journalist who has been writing about beer for over 20 years. He has nine regular columns and contributes to a range of publications, from the International Herald Tribune to Wine Enthusiast magazine. He has also written, co-written or contributed to 11 books, including The World Atlas of Beer. He lives in Toronto, Canada.

Tim Webb is renowned as a beer writer across Europe and North America. He has a particular interest in Belgian and international craft brewing. He compiled eight editions of Good Beer Guide Belgium and co-wrote 100 Belgian Beers to Try Before You Die. Tim writes for Beer Advocate Magazine and is managing editor of his own niche publishing company. He lives near Cambridge, England.

by Stephen Beaumont and Tim Webb

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