In a world where restaurants boast extensive beer lists and hotel counters are bristling with taps offering beers from all over the world, the choice of what beer to drink can be very confusing. Luckily, Australia's doyen of home brewing, Laurie Strachan, has assembled a wealth of information about the beers of the world. This is the most comprehensive book about beer and brewing ever to be published in Australia. Between its covers you will find all you need to know about telling beers apart, how to taste them, how to enjoy them, brew them—and even how to cook with them. From starting with beer kits, progressing to using malt extracts and then brewing all–grain beers to world standard, this is a book for anyone who loves beer.