|Here posing with a pint of Fireside Chat|
Just putting aside the fact that beer is now such a major thirst-quenching player worldwide that Oxford scholars would approve this tome, this is the biggest and best reference point for all things brew. Whether you are a home-brewer, curious history buff, just a drinker of beer or all of those rolled into one you will enjoy this expert compilation. So far I've just enjoyed perusing certain entries that happen to come to mind as I'm reading, listening to others or drinking. Such as the other day when I decided I wanted to know more about how malt is processed. I thumbed through the index, grabbed the page number and Boom! I've got it.
Also put aside the fact that it costs about the equivalent of 4 sixers of a nice craft brew. It'll be worth it in the long run. Especially if Santa leaves it under your tree. Just tell him Bernie sent ya.