The Oxford Companion To Beer
Edited by Garrett Oliver
As we move into May and dig into the beers of summer I thought it was a good idea to introduce more of a handbook to beer. This is the ultimate “go to” guide when it comes to beer and I can say that I have seen it lurking behind at least two different brewery bars.
If you just want to geek out or if you are looking for a specific style breakdown this book has it covered and more. Keep it handy when brewing, when reviewing or even when you are looking at checking out a new place and want to understand their core values better.
Any beer book that has sections on bacteria, hop regions, mashing and organizations just to name a few will be useful no matter what beer situation you might find yourself in on a Friday night.
You may not make it through every page but you won’t regret adding it to the collection.