The most visually stunning and comprehensive beer atlas available, this richly illustrated book includes more beers and more countries than any other book of its kind. Including beer recommendations from Garrett Oliver, the famed brewmaster of Brooklyn Brewery, and written by "beer geographers" Nancy Hoalst-Pullen and Mark Patterson, this indispensable guide features more than 100 illuminating maps and over 200 beautiful color photos. The fascinating narrative explores beer history, geography, trends, and tasting on six continents (and how to order a beer in 14 languages!). Travel tips include the best breweries, beer festivals, and pubs in each location. Smart, compelling, and practical, this elegant book will help you discover the best beer wherever you are.
GARRETT OLIVER is one of the world's foremost authorities on the subject of beer. Oliver is the brewmaster of Brooklyn Brewery, editor-in-chief of The Oxford Companion to Beer, author of The Brewmaster's Table, and winner of the 2014 James Beard Award for Excellent Wine, Beer or Spirits Professional. He has judged beer competitions from the Great American Beer Fest to the Great British Beer Festival. In the years since joining the Brooklyn Brewery, Oliver has continued to be a tireless advocate for bringing together great beer and good food, touring the world to introduce countless people to the tastes he loves. He has hosted more than 900 beer tastings, dinners, and cooking demonstrations in 16 countries, and writes regularly for beer and food-related publications. NANCY HOALST-PULLEN, Ph.D., is an associate professor of geography and Geographic Information Science (GIS) director at Kennesaw State University. She has co-edited three books with fellow "Beer Doctor" Mark Patterson, including The Geography of Beer. She is also associate editor of the Journal of Applied Geography. Hoalst-Pullen's favorite beer is a Bavarian-style hefe weissbier, served at room temperature. MARK PATTERSON, Ph.D., is a professor of geography at Kennesaw State University. His specialties are in geospatial technologies, spatial analysis, and environmental geography. He has co-edited three books with fellow "Beer Doctor" Nancy Hoalst-Pullen, including The Geography of Beer. Patterson's favorite beer style is a chocolate stout.