Your drinking companion to over 1,700 beers from around the world. The Beer Book is a comprehensive guide to the best beers in the world, exploring more beers than any other book. Beer, the drink to taste, savour, talk about and travel for. Explore its astonishing variety and rapidly expanding new tastes - thirst-quenching lagers, "meal-in-a-glass" stouts, peppery white beers, tangy fruit-based brews, and classic ales and bitters - with this updated guide to every good beer in the world. Tim Hampson, Chairman of the British Guild of Beer Writers, takes you from Brazil to Slovakia, Japan to Belgium, to features every significant brewery in every significant brewing nation. Visit over 800 breweries, such as Guinness or Kronenburg and read detailed tasting notes for over 1,700 beers from a team of local specialists. Whet your appetite with five beer trails with trail maps that take you round key beer regions to experience the best breweries and brewpubs. With this updated edition of The Beer Book (previous ISBN 9781405333016) you can discover all the best beers of the world, which brands of beers to try and how best to enjoy them, with brews that are anything but 'a pint of the usual'. It is a perfect gift for beer lovers.