Dive into the refreshing, intoxicating, exhilarating world of beer Once upon a time, a beer aficionado had to be content with a mere handful of American-made brews. But now, with grocery store, package store, and beverage retailer coolers bulging with literally hundreds of different brands from all over the world, it's easy to get lost among the pilsners and stouts—and a challenge to decide which beer is right for the occasion. Beer is the answer. This comprehensive, easy-to-use guide is the perfect companion for every lover of the miracle of malt and hops—including an exhaustive list and rating of the cornucopia of brews currently available, as well as helpful tips to assist the novice in distinguishing lager from ale, domestic from import, and choosing what beer to serve with dinner tonight. There are beer labels featured throughout to help you identify exactly what you're looking for—and there's even an invaluable chapter on home-brewing, for the eager do-it-yourselfer! There's something for every serious beer drinker in Beer—the only handbook you'll ever need if you truly enjoy cracking open a cold one.