About Atlas of Beer
• Hardcover: 304 pages
• Publisher: National Geographic (September 19, 2017)
This atlas is the ultimate beer lover’s guide to the world, filled with stunning photography, great storytelling, intriguing beer destinations, fascinating historical perspectives, and firsthand accounts from brewers and bar owners around the globe.
The most visually stunning and comprehensive beer atlas available, this richly illustrated book includes more beers and more countries than any other book of its kind. Including beer recommendations from Garrett Oliver, the famed brewmaster of Brooklyn Brewery, and written by “beer geographers” Nancy Hoalst-Pullen and Mark Patterson, this indispensable guide features more than 100 illuminating maps and over 200 beautiful color photos. The fascinating narrative explores beer history, geography, trends, and tasting on six continents (and how to order a beer in 14 languages!). Travel tips include the best breweries, beer festivals, and pubs in each location. Smart, compelling, and practical, this elegant book will help you discover the best beer wherever you are.
About the Authors
NANCY HOALST-PULLEN, Ph.D., is a world traveler, professor, and beer writer. Nancy has interviewed hundreds of people and imbibed thousands of beers to (re)discover the stories surrounding the geographies of beer. As a National Geographic Explorer, she has visited hundreds of locales across six continents – from historic breweries of Belgium to backyard home-brews in South Africa – to understand how beer and brewing have evolved over time and place. Nancy has published various articles on beer, with particular emphasis on the role of sustainability in the beer industry, as well as co-edited the book The Geography of Beer – Regions, Environment, and Societies with co-author Mark Patterson.
MARK PATTERSON, Ph.D., is a geography professor at Kennesaw State University. By day, Mark is a researcher with Nancy Hoalst Pullen and examines sustainability trends in the beer industry. By night, Mark is an avid home-brewer, strategically planning his next research trip to breweries around the world. As a National Geographic Explorer, he has traveled nearly 200,000 miles (and counting) on his quest to identify the nuances of the beer industry and of course, to sample the flavors of this time-honored craft. When he is not traveling the globe, Patterson can be found playing ice hockey or working on a script for a pilot series on the US craft beer industry.
GARRETT OLIVER is one of the world’s foremost authorities on the subject of beer. Oliver is the brewmaster of Brooklyn Brewery, editor-in-chief of The Oxford Companion to Beer, author of The Brewmaster’s Table, and winner of the 2014 James Beard Award for Excellent Wine, Beer or Spirits Professional. He has judged beer competitions from the Great American Beer Fest to the Great British Beer Festival. In the years since joining the Brooklyn Brewery, Oliver has continued to be a tireless advocate for bringing together great beer and good food, touring the world to introduce countless people to the tastes he loves. He has hosted more than 900 beer tastings, dinners, and cooking demonstrations in 16 countries, and writes regularly for beer and food-related publications.
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