World's Best Beers: One Thousand Craft Brews from Cask to Glass

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2009 - Cooking - 288 pages

Raise a pint to the WORLD’S BEST BEERS! This extensive exploration of the 1,000 tastiest brews on earth is not your average guidebook—it’s a complete look into the history, production, and flavor of every beer worth drinking. “Brewery Profiles” take you country-by-country to the finest breweries in places like Argentina, Japan, Germany, Belgium, Britain, and New Zealand, and provide fun facts, stats, and anecdotes. There’s even an explanation of which beers go with which foods. Next time you eat shellfish, try it with a Pilsner. Having a hearty stout? It pairs perfectly with some vanilla ice cream.

So drink up!

 

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Contents

Contents
9
Introduction
10
BEER BASICS
21
BEER STYLES
29
A WORLD OF BEER
51
Making the Selection
54
Tasting Ratings
55
The Worlds Top Ten BeerDrinking Cities
56
Netherlands
170
Luxembourg Portugal Spain
174
Poland Hungary Estonia Turkey Malta Russia
176
THE AMERICAS
178
USA Western States
180
Anchor Steam Brewery
184
Firestone Walker Brewing Company
188
USA Central States
192

The Worlds Top Ten Designer Beers
58
A World of Beer Labels
60
BRITAIN IRELAND
62
Fuliers Brewery
72
Harviestoun Brewery
74
The Meantime Brewing Company
80
Sharps Brewery
86
Thornbridge Brewery
90
EUROPE
94
Belgium
96
Cantillon Brewery
100
DuvelMoortgat Brewery
106
Germany
114
Erdinger
120
Kölsch Lager
130
Czech Republic
134
Pilsner Urquell
140
Italy
144
Birrificio Baladin
148
ScandinaviaDenmark
152
Mikkeller Denmark
156
ScandinaviaFinland Iceland
159
ScandinaviaNorway Sweden
160
France
162
Austria
165
Switzerland
167
Brauerie Locher
168
New Belgium Brewing
196
USA Eastern Midwestern States
198
New Holland Brewing Company
204
Canada
206
Unibroue
212
Central South America
214
AUSTRALASIA
216
Australia
218
New Zealand
225
Cambodia Sri Lanka Thailand
226
Japan
227
Baird Brewing Japan
230
MIDDLE EAST AFRICA
233
Israel Lebanon Palestine
235
Dancing Camel Israel
236
Ethiopia Kenya Morocco Namibia
238
South Africa
239
Shongweni Brewery
240
BEER FOOD
243
Glossary
270
Beer Directory
274
Brewery Index
276
Beers Index
280
Index
285
Acknowledgments
286
Authors Acknowledgments
287
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Ben McFarland is an award-winning beer expert who was voted Britain's Beer Writer of the Year in both 2004 and 2006. He is co-author of Good Beer Guide West Coast USA, and is a regular commentator on ale-related matters for many publications, including Beers of the World magazine, The Guardian, The Times, and London Lite.

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