This is arguably the most exciting time ever in the world of beer. Craft beer and brewing have shaken up the world of beer, brought new drinkers in, inspired home brewers throughout the world to go professional and produced a whole selection of beers with bold flavors and aromas — from Buenos Aires to Boston, from Portland to Hong Kong, chances are you’ll find a craft beer.
This book brings together the best 350 new craft beers and then divides them into seven imaginative categories, each associated with a different mood: social, adventurous, poetic, bucolic, imaginative, gastronomic, and contemplative. Each beer is accompanied by a hand-drawn illustration.
Adrian Tierney-Jones, one of the world’s most respected and successful beer writers, has selected and reviewed each beer. Every beer is here because it should be and not because it is drunk by everyone in the world or has an iconic brand. This is a book that represents the best of current brewing and beer culture throughout the world. And it is a book to take on your travels.
Alongside the descriptions of each beer, the book contains a wealth of useful additional information about beer culture, such as the best American bars, the best beer festivals to visit, the classic books to read, how to learn more about beer, the best rural pubs in the UK, and the principles of matching beer with food.
Adrian Tierney-Jones is an award-winning journalist and author who specialises in beer, food, pubs, and travel. His work has appeared in The Daily Telegraph, Sunday Times Travel Magazine, Beer, All About Beer (USA), Original Gravity and the Daily Mail. His published books include 1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die (editor), Great British Pubs, Britain’s Beer Revolution, and Brewing Champions. He has also contributed to The Oxford Companion to Beer, World Beer, and 1001 Restaurants You Must Experience Before You Die. Adrian was awarded the Beer Writer of the Year 2017 by the British Guild of Beer Writers.