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Great beer porn,
This review is from: 300 Beers to Try Before You Die (Paperback)
Protz is well-known as a beer man and writes well - if a little predictably (I seem to have read some of this before in some of his other, many, tomes). But the pictures are fabulous and if you're a beer bore, a ticker or just fanatical about real ale, you'll love this on your coffee table, to make you yearn for a decent pint (or bottle) rather than the usual rubbish down the local.
However I do think there are better recent beer books - for instance Adrian Tierney-Jones' Big Book of Beer - produced also by CAMRA - is pretty damn excellent and very informative (I learned lots of new stuff from it). Also Pete Brown's Three Sheets to the Wind for one man's obsessive hunt for beer around the world.
So - this one's quite good, but there are better and more intersting books around on my favourite topic!