The World Atlas of Beer: The Essential Guide to the Beers of the World (2nd Edition)
By Tim Webb and Stephen Beaumont
$30, Sterling Epicure
Given the speed at which breweries are opening across the globe, creating an impossible-to-count number of beers, one should not envy the authors of this project. But you will. Flipping through this beautifully photographed coffee table book that crisscrosses the globe highlighting the bright spots of beer, you’ll want to get the passport from the cupboard and book a flight. Thankfully this is more than a guidebook, with style guidelines, tips on serving and food pairings, and knowledge that can only come from true insiders. It helps make the beer world feel intimate and manageable.
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.