Author(s): Tim Hampson
From English ale to Czech lager, Belgian sour to American pale ale, German Berliner Weisse to Australian Adelaide sparkling ale, award-winning author Tim Hampson explores beers from four continents to choose his 50 favourite brews. He discovers dark beers, light beers, sour beers, imperial stouts, beers flavoured with honey, herbs and spices, and beers that have been matured in wooden barrels that once stored some of the world's best whiskies. The world of beer is undergoing a revolution. More beers and more beer styles are being brewed than ever before in the history of the best long drink on the planet. So it was no easy choice. What will make the top 50, and will your favourite brew be included?
Tim Hampson has travelled the world in search of the perfect beer, a quest he hopes will continue for many more years. His previous books include World Beer, The Beer Book, the Haynes Beer Manual, London's Best Pubs, 101 Beer Days Out and Great Beers. He is the Chairman of the British Guild of Beer Writers, and in 2015 he was knighted by the Belgian Brewers' Guild for services to beer culture. Tim lives in Oxford together with his family, three dogs and a parrot.