Beer is the most widely consumed beverage in the world. Here is an account of the fascinating history of beer, how it is made, & the enormous quantity of different types available on a worldwide basis. Includes full descriptions of the preparation, packaging, & distinct qualities of a wide variety of beers throughout the world. Covers all the major beer producing areas, including the U.S., the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, France, Scandinavia, Belgium, & many more. Includes a complete glossary of beer terminology & a fascinating list of what the author considers to be the world's top 10 beers. Over 100 color photos & illustrations.