World’s Best Beers is an expert’s guide to the most popular drink on the planet, by one of Britain’s foremost beer writers. Divided into handy sections, it’s perfect for all beer--lovers, be they globe-trotting enthusiasts or armchair aficionados.
In ‘Beer Brewing’ and ‘Beer Styles’, beer’s noble history is unveiled, the art and science of brewing explored and more than 60 beer styles explained, from abbey ales to Zoigle beers.
‘A World of Beers’ profiles 1000 of the finest brews in entertaining detail. Tasting notes are infused with interesting anecdotes, whilst key sympls denote beer types, such as session beers, connoisseur classics or beers that go well with food. Featured beers include Belgian Trappist tipples,innovative American craft ales, beautiful Bavarian lagers, incredible English ales and the best cutting edge brewing from Italy, Denmark, Canada, Japan and New Zealand.
Beer is enjoying a radical renaissance from Tokyo to Turin, and California to Canberra, with drinkers discovering that beer is every bit as diverse in its aromas and flavours as wine.
‘Beer and Food’ offers an epicurean insight into food-friendly beers and dishes that suit them. In specialist bars, pubs and restaurants diners are being converted from grape to grain.
with dinner – a phenomenon that’s gaining international attention.
World’s Best Beers is a truly international exploration from an award-winning beer expert. Anyone wishing to expand their horizons beyond the pallid lagers of their local pub should start here.
Drinks writer Ben McFarland is the triple-crowned "British Beer Writer of the Year" and author of "World's Best Beers"; "Boutique Beer; 500 of the World's Finest Craft Brews" and, his first book, "Good Beer Guide West Coast USA" - co-written with fellow drinks expert Tom Sandham.
He and Tom founded www.thinkingdrinkers dot com - an online destination for discerning drinkers - and together they have written and performed "The Thinking Drinker's Guide to Alcohol", a unique comedic drinking show which has starred at the Edinburgh Fringe and Soho Theatre for 3 years running.
They also host beer and spirit tastings at festivals and events up and down the country and regularly appears on TV and Radio gently urging people to 'drink less but drink better'.
Ben also writes for numerous publications including Jamie Oliver Magazine, the Telegraph, The Guardian, the Independent, the Spectator, Conde Naste Traveller and a host of specialist drinks magazines both in the UK and the USA.
He lives in London.