Publisher: Blitz Editions, 1996.
Hard Cover, 144 pages, 9x12.
Beer is - and always has been - a truly international beverage. It's taste and reputation far transcends mere geogreaphical boundaries. The sheer variety of beers now available is bewilderingly profuse. Whether it's a real ale from the United Kingdom, a light beer from the United States or a designer lager from France or Italy, beer drinking enthusiasts the world over are just as keen, dedicated and knowledgeable as any connoisseur of fine wines.
This book gives a full account of the history of beer and the exact science of brewing. It includes full descriptions of the preparation, packaging and distinct qualities of a wide variety of beers on a worldwide basis.
The United Kingdom is regarded by many as the Valhalla of beer and the country brewers just about every imaginable kind for its 70,000 public houses or "pubs," as they are better known. American brewers now produce so many different types that it would be almost impossible to list them all. Each state, city, town and village seems to brew beer in one way or another.
The International Book of Beer covers all the major beer producing areas on a worldwide basis. The countries and regions covered include the USA, the UK, Australia and New Zealand, Germany and Austria, the Netherlands, France, Scandinavia, Belgium and many, many more.
There is also a complete glossary of beer terminology and a fascinating -- and possibly controversial -- list of what the author considers to be the world's top ten beers.