I thoroughly enjoyed Bamforth's book, Beer is Proof God Loves Us. It's an excellent, short journey into one man's livelihood, the world's social contract, and history's keen eye on beer and brewing.
He presents this book is something part history lesson from a favorite childhood teacher, to that of an autobiography. It reads much like you are having a conversation with a friend, with who you haven't spoken too in a long time. As a matter of fact, that conversation is with Bamforth; especially if you read the endnotes as you encounter them.
The tone of this book is not to educate the masses on beer and beer production, there are scores of other books out there that accomplish that. This book is merely one man's reflection on a product that he has spent over three decades learning about, working with, educating all, and the societal impacts and impasses he's encountered with beer along the way.