Readership: Students of beer and brewing, homebrewers, restauranteurs, journalists, university and cooking school libraries, beer importers, distributors, and retailers, and the wide general audience of beer enthusiasts. The Companion is an ideal holiday gift.
Editor-in-chief: Garrett Oliver, Brewmaster, Brooklyn Brewery, and Foreword by Tom Colicchio, Head judge, Top Chef
Garrett Oliver is the Brewmaster of the Brooklyn Brewery and author of The Brewmaster's Table: Discovering the Pleasures of Real Beer with Real Food (HarperCollins, 2003). He has won many awards for his beers, is a frequent judge for international beer competitions, and has made numerous radio and television appearances as a spokesperson for craft brewing.
"a useful reference, and a source of serendipitious pleasure" - Engineering and Technology
"This book contains everything you might want to know about the world's most popular drink." - The Field
"epic...blockbuster that would satisfy any hardcore enthusiast. It's edited by Brooklyn Brewery's ridiculously talented brewmaster Garrett Oliver, a man who writes as well as he brews. Which is annoyingly well." - The Guardian
"anyone with more than a passing interest in malt and hops should find something to interest them between the pages of this hefty book." - The Independent
"satisfyingly comprehensive" - The Independent
extremely informative read for any beer lover." - Suffolk & Norfolk Life
"A comprehensive biography" - Maxim
The Oxford Companion to Beer
Appendices (Beer Festivals; beer magazines, newspapers, and websites; beer organizations and clubs; beer museums)
Topical outline of entries