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1001 Beers: You Must Try Before You Die

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4.04  ·  Rating details ·  136 ratings  ·  9 reviews
1001 Beers
Paperback, 960 pages
Published October 7th 2013 by Octopus Publishing Group (first published January 1st 2010)
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Paul Bryant
Jul 21, 2010 marked it as probably-never  ·  review of another edition
Okay here's what we do. First we apply to the British Arts Council for a grant. That's the easy part. Then we get this book and buy one bottle of each of the 1001 great beers. Then, we buy the 1001 albums we must hear before we die, the 1001 movies we have to see before we die and the 1001 books we have to read before we die. sadly, I think we have to admit we can't fit the 1001 men and/or 1001 women we must shag before we die into this project. That part is just impractical, and anyway, there's ...more
Heather
I'm not sure if this is really 1001 beers anyone should try before they die. It's much more of a coffee table book.
Matthew
Mar 28, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Any attempt to create a list of beers to try will invariably be rendered arbitrary by the sheer quantity and variety of beers available; without any hyperbole intended, it is quite literally possible to generate 1,001 lists of 1,001 beers to try without any overlap. With that said, I felt that the list and the way that the beers were laid out, made for both an entertaining and informative read. Though the book contains a fair amount of beer knowledge, its true point (in this reviewer's opinion) ...more
Nick
Mar 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is closer to a 'beers you should try' before you die - not 1,001 beers of all time, and that's a good thing. The things this books does well:

1. Great variety of beers by style and region
2. Organized simply by color, not style, makes this accessible to everyone
3. Many easy to obtain beers couple by beers only located locally, not just in US, but overseas as well
4. Some nice story and anecdotes about the beer, brewery, etc.
Barry
Jan 06, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Obviously not a book to read cover to cover (unless you're insanely obsessed with beer!) Over one thousand beers is a lot of brewskies and you'll never sample them all, but here is where to start your exploration. Broken down by region, type and brewery (indexes for the 1st and 3rd), this book is a valuable source of information. Begin by browsing the types: Amber, Blonde, White, Dark, Specialty, then search by country or brewery for your specific faves.
Robin
Jun 02, 2014 rated it liked it
And yet, so many seem to be missing. Still and all, a global representation and given the quality of those already tasted I'd vouch for the rest too. A lot of good history for the beers and breweries too which is most welcome.
Rob Manwaring
A Father's Day present, thankyouverymuch, SJP! I've drunk about 20 of these. So only 9981 to go! Hic.
Mike
Oct 15, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Flipping through this makes me thirsty.Good thing I got beer.
Rob Osment
Mar 25, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book on different beers around the world to try, with detailed descriptions and clear photos of each bottle to help you identify them.

At my last count, I've had around 200 so only 801 to go!
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