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The Beer Geek Handbook: Living A Life Ruled By Beer

Does the beer buyer at the liquor store ask your advice? Do you understand the difference between a turbid and a single infusion mash? Do you travel with a tulip glass handy? Have you even eaten ramen just to afford a vintage Cantillon gueuze? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may be a Beer Geek and in need of this hilarious guide. Patrick Dawson provides everything you need to fully live a life ruled by beer, from the Ten Beer Geek Commandments and the Beer Geek Hall of Fame to guidance on what to drink, how and where to drink it, how to gracefully correct an uninformed bartender, where to buy “geek goods,” how to flawlessly execute a beer tasting, how to plan the ultimate beer-centric vacation, and much more. Includes quizzes to help you determine your level of geekery, as well as witty illustrations by Greg Kletsel.

Paperback: 192 pages

Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC (May 3, 2016)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 161212531X

ISBN-13: 978-1612125312

Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 8 inches

Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #359,587 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #106 in Books > Humor & Entertainment > Humor > Cooking #242 in Books > Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Beverages & Wine > Beer #479 in Books > Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Beverages & Wine > Homebrewing, Distilling & Wine Making

After reading his excellent Vintage Beer, I was very much looking forward to this new book by Patrick Dawson, and it did not disappoint. If you are looking for a fun and irreverent take on loving craft beer, with tons of great illustrations, this is the book for you.

After reading Patrick's first book Vintage Beer: A Taster's Guide to Brews That Improve over Time (a highly recommended book on aging the proper beers properly) I had to get his next one. The Beer Geek Handbook is a tongue-in-cheek kinda read where you are going to learn something, whether a beer noob or full fledged beer geek. I laughed at some of his commentaries, and reflected on my own beer geekery as I read through each short take on the many aspects of being (or becoming) a beer geek. And if you pay special attention, you'll probably notice Patrick in some of the drawings.

I'll be honest and admit that I bought this book because it's illustrated by Greg Kletsel. I've been following him for a while and own a couple of zines, so this seemed like a no brainer! The illustrations are superb and really really fun. As far as the content of the book, I can't say much. I scanned through a few pages and it engaged me, even though my knowledge on beer is limited. This book seems super interesting and I couldn't put it down. Great job Patrick and Greg. You rock!

This is a great book for beer lovers everywhere. A perfect gift for anyone who has seen the light and discovered that beer is the single true religion. As someone who spends as much time as possible drinking beer, visiting places beer is brewed and discussing beer, I can tell you this book captures the passion of real beer fans perfectly. Best of all are the illustrations that are humorous and brilliantly observed. A must buy.

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