The Belgian Beer Book By Erik Verdonck and Luc De Raedemaeker $59.95, Lannoo The word “tome” is thrown around a lot when people are looking for a fancy word to describe a book. In the case of this 702-page, 7.7-pound, wonderfully photographed, comprehensive drink, food and travel guide, the word is apt. A country with such a rich brewing culture deserves a book of this stature. Here, the authors take us into the breweries where personal stories and rich histories are shared. Scenes from everyday life are well-documented and vibrant through intimate and artistic photography.
John is the editor of All About Beer Magazine and the author of three books, including The American Craft Beer Cookbook. Find him on Twitter @John_Holl.