Winner of a 2016 IACP Award The ultimate reader- and drinker-friendly guide to the world's ales and beers, and the book that approaches the subject in the same way beer lovers do--by style, just like a welcoming pub menu. Divided into four major families--ales, lagers, wheat beers, and sour and wild ales-- The Beer Bible covers everything a beer drinker wants to know about the hundreds of types of beers made, from bitters, sessions, and IPAs to weisses, wits, lambics, and more. Each style is a chapter unto itself, delving into origins, ingredients, description and characteristics, sub-styles, and tasting notes, and ending with a recommended list of the beers to know in each category. Infographic charts throughout make understanding the connection between styles and families immediately understandable. The book is written for passionate beginners, who will love its if you like X, try Y feature; for intermediate beer lovers eager to go deeper; and for true geeks, who will find new information on every page.