Roger Protz's World Beer Guide

Roger Protz's World Beer Guide

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By (author) Roger Protz

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  • Publisher: Carlton Books Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 216mm x 38mm | 600g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1847321356
  • ISBN 13: 9781847321350
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, maps
  • Sales rank: 976,852

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"Roger Protz's World Beer Guide" covers every facet of the world's favourite alcoholic drink, from the 'spontaneous fermentation' beers and the fruit beers of Belgium to the revivalist porters and stouts of the Britain and United States and the 'designer' beers of Mexico and Japan. There is also extensive coverage of the rapidly expanding beer markets of Russia, Eastern Europe and China. It provides essential information on what beers to drink country by country, covering the best products of the major brewers and the exciting output of the independents and microbreweries. Hundreds of the world's great brews are described and evaluated, with a guide to their alcoholic content.

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Author information

Roger Protz is the best-known name in international beer-writing circles. A two-time editor of the Camra Good Beer Guide, the first man to be so honoured, he has written a number of other books, including The Organic Beer Guide and Britain's 500 Best Pubs. A correspondent for Beers of the World magazine and weekly columnist for the trade paper the Morning Advertiser, he is also a regular contributor to What's Brewing and Brewer's Guardian. He is European Editor of All About Beer, published in the United States. He has won two Gold and five Silver awards and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the British Guild of Beer Writers, gold, silver and bronze from the North American Guild of Beer Writers and is a double winner of the Glenfiddich Drink Writer of the Year Award (1997 and 2004). He has his own website: www.beer-pages.com.

Customer reviews

By Gunnar H Eriksson 09 Oct 2009 1

Roger Protz writes great books about beer. So I looked forward to this one - a new book on the world of beers. What a letdown. It proved to be a reprint of a 1995 book with another title. Without revisions it seems, at least for the parts where I have personal knowledge. So I don't trust the rest either. so much happens in the world of beers that even a year old book can be outdated, not to mention 14 years. Total waste of money. Not recommended.

Table of contents

1: The Art and Science of Beer Making; 2: The World A - Z of Beer; 3: The Beer Business; 4: Gazetteer of Pubs, Bars and Tavems; 5: Beer and Food; 6: The Culture of Beer Drinking; 7: The History of Beer; Glossary; Index.