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Review: World Beer

December 10, 2013

World Beer

Beer drinkers around the world are discovering the taste and quality of craft beer, fueling a boom in the industry.  It’s difficult to keep up with all the small, quality breweries out there, especially since new ones are cropping up each day.  Tim Hampson’s book, World Beer: Outstanding Classic and Craft Beers from the Greatest Breweries will help and it’s written so that it can be enjoyed by craft beer novices and veterans alike.

The beginning of the book includes a brief history of beer and a history of the craft beer revolution, as well as explanations of beer styles, a how-to on tasting beer, and suggested flavor pairings.  The bulk of the book highlights breweries and beers from around the world.

Beer lovers will enjoy reading about the breweries’ histories and characteristics.  Hampson includes flavor notes, ABV, and suggested food pairings for each beer that he highlights.  The descriptions will have readers adding many beers to their wish lists.

As you would expect with a DK book, World Beer is printed on glossy, heavy stock paper and contains gorgeous color photos throughout.  This is the kind of book you’d keep in your reference library or on your coffee table and I think it would make a terrific gift!  Be sure to check it out if there are any beer lovers on your gift list.

Review copy provided by Amazon Vine.  I am an Indiebound Affiliate.
15 Comments leave one →
  1. Beth F permalink
    December 10, 2013 6:04 am

    I’ve had my eye on this one and now that it has your seal of approval, I’ll have to track it down.

  2. December 10, 2013 8:13 am

    I love DK! Anything they publish is great!

  3. December 10, 2013 8:32 am

    This one looks fun – I would be interested in it.

  4. talesofwhimsy permalink
    December 10, 2013 11:46 am

    Sounds perfect for your son or hubs.

  5. December 10, 2013 12:05 pm

    Nice! Definitely a great gift idea. Craft beer is very popular in my neck of the woods.

  6. December 10, 2013 12:26 pm

    This would make a terrific gift for a beer lover, perhaps with an assortment of beers. Wonderful review, Kathy!

  7. December 10, 2013 12:39 pm

    I don’t drink beer myself, but I do have a couple of beer lovers on my list. This definitely sounds like a possibility.

  8. December 10, 2013 1:12 pm

    Oh, this sounds like something I would like. (Partly because I am curious about the Canadian representation!)

  9. December 10, 2013 2:14 pm

    I love DK books and can thing of several people who would appreciate this one!

  10. Patty permalink
    December 10, 2013 2:24 pm

    Yummy…I actually love beer!

  11. December 10, 2013 2:33 pm

    I’m not into beer too much, but so glad you enjoyed this.

  12. sandynawrot permalink
    December 11, 2013 6:36 am

    I love DK books as well…always beautiful pictures and heavy paper stock. And hey if you approve of this book then it is winner!

  13. December 11, 2013 1:03 pm

    If my dad were alive today, I would have to get him a copy of this book! He sure loved his beer. I don’t drink beer–or alcohol, for that matter–so can’t say I would care for this one. I am glad you enjoyed it!

  14. December 11, 2013 2:58 pm

    I don’t even like beer and I’m tempted to read this. I live in upstate NY and I think it’s a lot of fun how many local breweries and wineries we have. It makes me want to learn more about both wine and beer 🙂

  15. December 13, 2013 4:19 pm

    This sounds like a wonderful gift for anyone who really enjoys beer. I recently wrote an article about the specialty craft beers that are popping up everywhere and the different breweries and pubs opening all the time. Its a fascinating industry. I had no idea how many different beers there are and how, for instance, some beers are made specifically to pair with certain foods. Watch out wine connoisseurs!

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