The World Atlas of Beer

£20.00

By Tim Webb & Stephen Beaumont

£25 including P&P to UK mainland.

The World Atlas of Beer tells the story of where beer had reached by 2016. Tracing its origins from earliest times, through centuries of discovery and technical development to its near disappearance as a quality drink in the mid-20th century, through to its remarkable re-establishment in the early 21st.

  • Current edition: 2
    Binding: Hardback
    Pages: 272
    Published by: Mitchell Beazley (UK)
    ISBN: 978-1-78472-144-2

  • Tim Webb enjoys worldwide renown as the author of seven editions of Good Beer Guide Belgium (CAMRA Books) since 1992 and more recently co-author with Stephen Beaumont of The World Atlas of Beer. He co-wrote and edited the first edition of LambicLand, the book that led to the formation of Cogan & Mater in 2004 and has played the same role in its second edition. He lives in Bristol and rides a bicycle.

    Stephen Beaumont has spent that last 25 or so years sipping and savouring beers and spirits all around the world. He is author or co-author of ten books, from The Great Canadian Beer Guide back in 1994, to more recently The Beer & Food Companion. Stephen is co-author of The World Atlas of Beer with Tim Webb.

  • Nothing about beer is simple. It is just made to look that way

    As the preferred intoxicant of ordinary people over much - no, over most - of the globe, control of its production empowers the controller. Those who seek to rule us claim it as their companion; those who seek to improve us tax it as their enemy; and those who seek to bamboozle us project it as their talent.

    Concocted from grain and herbs, tweaked to a thousand local preferences, loved for its association with the best of life, forgiven for its blandness, and fêted for its excellence, how could beer ever be simple?

    The World Atlas of Beer tells the story of where beer had reached by 2016. Tracing its origins from earliest times, through centuries of discovery and technical development to its near disappearance as a quality drink in the mid-20th century, through to its remarkable re-establishment in the early 21st.

    Featuring essays on the past and current beer scenes in 37 countries from around the globe and mentioning the state of beer in 30 others, The World Atlas of Beer is uniquely informative and a great read. Some beer books are not just for Christmas, they are for life.