Do you know your porters from your pales and your stouts from your saisons? Are you a home-brewing legend or a draught devotee? Or do you think dubbels and tripels are just spelling mistakes? Regardless of how much you know about beer or what you like to drink, this all-new 2017 edition of The Great Australian Beer Guide is sure to have something to please your palate - whether you're looking for something familiar or wanting to expand your beer horizons.
Join beer expert James Smith (of The Crafty Pint) in his never-ending quest to discover Australia's best breweries and beers, from lagers, pale ales and IPAs to Belgians, barley wines and other oddities. Complete with the fascinating history of beer in Australia, a breakdown of the brewing process, style spotlights, brewery profiles and guides on how to store, serve, enjoy and match beer, The Great Australian Beer Guide is perfect for anyone who has ever enjoyed a pint.
About the Author
James Smith was born in the famous brewing town of Burton upon Trent in England. It was three decades and a move to Australia later before he became fully immersed in beer, however. A journalist by trade, he began exploring and writing about the country's burgeoning micro-brewing culture soon after arriving in Melbourne in 2008.
Since christened 'Crafty' in reference to his website, The Crafty Pint, he writes about beer for Epicure, the Halliday Wine Companion Magazine and Time Out, and is a founder and festival director of the annual Good Beer Week festival in Victoria. The Great Australian Beer Guide is the follow-up to his first book 150 Great Australian Beers.
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