About the author
Mark Dredge is an award-winning beer writer and runs the popular blog Pencil and Spoon where he writes about anything ale-related. Mark has won awards from the British Guild of Beer Writers in 2009, 2010, and 2011, his work is featured in leading publications across the globe, and he’s an international beer judge. The author is based in London, UK.
Covering more than 50 different beer styles, The Pocket Book of Craft Beer cracks open the finest, most innovative brews on the planet, making it a must-have for any beer lover.
The last few years have seen an explosion in the popularity of craft beers across the globe, with excellent new brews being produced everywhere from Copenhagen to Colorado, Amsterdam to Auckland. With more amazing beers available than ever before, it’s hard to know which one to choose. That’s where The Pocket Book of Craft Beer comes in. Gathering together over 300 of the most innovative and tastiest beers you need to try, and divided into 50 different categories, you will find the best of the best each style has to offer. Every category comes with an explanation of the key characteristics of the style—whether it’s an American IPA bursting with citrusy C-hops or an Imperial Stout full of dark roasted malts—along with an example of a classic brew and a selection of cutting-edge versions that are certain to become instant favorites. So whether you’re looking for bitter beers or balanced flavors, a hit of hops or a hint of coffee, the reviews will point you in the right direction to find the perfect beer to suit your tastebuds. Also included throughout the book are interesting nuggets of beer information, covering topics such as the catalyst that has caused the astonishing growth in craft beer and the difference between Stout and Porter.