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Take a brew-lover’s trip around the world in this definitive, revised, and expanded guide. Join renowned experts Tim Webb and Stephen Beaumont on the ultimate beer journey, covering more than 35 countries from Austria to New Zealand. This richly illustrated, comprehensive guide kicks off in Europe, travels through the Americas, and ends in Asia. Along the way, you’ll learn about everything from the wheat beers of Bavaria, Belgium’s Trappist ales, and Finnish sahti to British bitters, barrel-aged Californian beers, Vietnamese bìa hoi, and more, with full tasting notes for over 500 must-try brews. Webb and Beaumont also offer a fascinating history of beer and an in-depth look at the science and art of beermaking. This newly revised and expanded edition of The World Atlas of Beer features ten additional countries—including Poland, Switzerland, Spain, Ireland, Iceland, and China—as well as up-to-the-moment beer industry information and trends. With this ultimate companion in hand, you can explore the best beers in the whole world.
Tim Webb has written every edition of the Good Beer Guide Belgium since 1992 and cowrote 100 Belgian Beers to Try Before You Die! (both CAMRA Books) and LambicLand (Cogan and Mater, Ltd). For six years he served on the board of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and ran the Great British Beer Festival. He writes for Beer Advocate, runs his own publishing company, and lives near Cambridge, England.
Stephen Beaumont has authored, coauthored, or contributed to a dozen books, including A Taste for Beer (Storey Books), The Beer & Food Companion (Jacqui Small, LLP), The Pocket Beer Book (with Tim Webb; Mitchell Beazley), and The Beerbistro Cookbook (with Brian Morin; Key Porter Books). He has written hundreds of articles and columns for the International Herald Tribune, Whisky Advocate, and numerous other publications, and hosted beer tastings, dinners, and educational events from Beijing to Burton-on-Trent. He lives with his wife in Toronto, Canada.