Good Beer Guide Germany
By Steve Thomas
The Good Beer Guide (to) Germany is the only English language guide to all the German breweries and their beers. A magnificent feat of research, it takes readers to all of the known brewery taps, introduces all of Germany’s lesser known beer styles and best drinking towns, plus features on Munich's Oktoberfest, the Cologne Carnival and the famous Reinheitsgebot beer law.
Five years in the making, it will be another fifty before it is surpassed. Over 1,250 breweries and 7,500 beers. The ultimate beer travelling achievement.
Current edition: 2006 (with comprehensive 2011 supplement)
Published by: CAMRA Books
Steve Thomas has spent the best part of ten years researching the beers and breweries of Germany. His comprehensive knowledge of their practices and products, styles and quirks is unparalleled in the English-speaking world. He lives in Cardiff with his wife and young son, where he works as a manager with Arriva, recently taken over, ironically perhaps, by Deutsche Bahn.
When Good Beer Guide Germany first came out in 2006 it became the instant go-to book for German beer knowledge. A massive tome, it is a meticulously researched labour of love in full colour.
Steve Thomas’s guide covers over 7500 beers from 1250 German breweries, including over 900 where he lists suggestions of where to try the beer near to where it is brewed and when you are likely to find the brewer selling beer direct from the brewhouse.
There is also an introduction to over 40 different German beer styles; helpful phrases for the beer tourist; tips on understanding German beer culture; how to behave in a Biergarten; the Cologne carnival; and the Oktoberfest. City guides include Bamberg, Berlin, Cologne, Munich and seven others.
The fully up-to-date 2011 beer and brewery supplement is only from Cogan & Mater and is included with every copy sold via Booksaboutbeer.com, keeping the book up to date.