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World Guide to Beer Paperback – Oct 1982

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd; New edition edition (Oct 1982)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0855331852
  • ISBN-13: 978-0855331856
  • Product Dimensions: 29 x 22 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 995,434 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A large book on an awful lot of beer brews.

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Format: Hardcover
Lowenbrau from Germany, draught Bass from Britain, or a bottle-conditioned Irish Stout? Imperial Russian, India Pale Ale or Singapore Tiger Beer? San Francisco Steam Beer or the Celebrated Pottsville Porter? Munchener or Pilsener or Dortmunder? Berliner Weisse or Suddeutsche Weizenbier? Bavaria or Burton? Bright and fizzy, copper-brown and flat, or black and rich? Bitter or sweet? Chilled or served at room temperature.

Once, any imported beer from Europe was chic in the United States; the only light Continental beer widely available in Britain was a single Danish brew; English beers were unknown elsewhere in the world. Times have changed. The ease of travel has exposed drinkers to new and exotic brews. International marketing has confronted Americans and Britons with a bewildering array of beers from Continental Europe, each new arrival claiming to be the most authentic, the strongest, the best.

Belgians have acquired a taste for Scottish beers. Londoners sample the* beer that made Milwaukee famous; Amsterdammers desert their favourite "pils" for the uniquely fruity Belgian Gueuze beer, Porter-drinking Dubliners switch to English-style Bitter. In the Czech town of Ceske Budejovice (formerly Budweis) they call their local South Bohemian brew "The Original Budweiser."

Beer is enjoying a quiet boom. In the United States, Hugh Hefner treats his socially-aspirant readers to a lengthy service-feature on a few dozen American and imported beers. In France, beer increases its share of the drink market at the expense of the proudest national product.
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Format: Paperback
Listed by Camra (The Campaign For Real Ale) as one of the top 10 books on beer. No self-respecting beer lover's shelf should be without it. It identifies 20 principal styles of beer, to educate the reader as to what other styles of beer are available as you go on your travels. Michael wasn't called The Beer hunter for nothing.
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Amazon.com: 4 reviews
Beer around the world 24 Nov 2009
By David L. Smith - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
More than you ever thought there was to know about brewers around the world. You get history, geography, ethnology, language, cultchah all mingled in with zymergy!
Not a book to sit down and read at length--I read a coupla pages a day--truly enjoyable.
The older edition was written during the baby steps of the craft beer revolution in the USA.
I wanted for the old reference 22 Dec 2013
By Stephen R. Heaton - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
It is a good book, but I just wanted it for historic reference. things change. history is discovered that disputed some of this book.
Beer book to own. 17 Nov 2013
By Jimbo - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a great old beer book, one every beer lover should have in their personal collection for the future of beer times.
Jackson writes a good book 1 May 2012
By SakeCat - Published on Amazon.com
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Not a complete reference by any means but a great book. Shares allot of content with another book on amazon because it is an older version so i ended up giving the older copy to friend.I actually bought this to study for the cicerone exam and am disappointed to mention that I did not pass needed to know more about kegging tapping and maintenance of tap and keg systems.nailed the styles though and that's what this covers.
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