The World Atlas of Beer is the definitive and essential guide to beer, with information on brews ranging from the Trappist ales of Belgium to the wheat beers of Bavaria, Breton black beers, barrel-aged Californian beers, British bitters, Vietnamese bia hoi, traditional Finnish sahti, and the output of the hundreds of craft breweries around the world, from the USA and Canada, to Japan and even the Easter Islands. It explores the development of beer and the myriad brewing techniques in use across the world today. Country by country the book considers a vast range of beer styles and traditions, with full tasting notes for over 500 beers. Detailed maps locate key breweries worldwide, and describe crucial trends in major territories. Features such as matching beer with food and how to pour different kinds of beer complete the picture. Craft brewing continues to go from strength to strength across the world, and this book is the perfect companion to help you explore the best beers the world has to offer.