Book Reviews: Michael Jackson: Great Beer Guide

Alcohol And Aphorisms

Great Beer Guide

Michael Jackson: Great Beer Guide (Dorling Kindersley: ISBN 0-7513-0813-7)

So, I had probably best get this out of the way first. This is an old book in beer years. About fifteen years old. Since Michael Jackson has passed away it is also fairly unlikely to get a revised edition – to say the least. So we are talking about a book before the big boom in craft beer in UK, Italy, New Zealand and more in recent years. For a beer ticker bucket list book that is a bit of a kick. Roughly a quarter of the beers recommended no longer exist, along with a good chunk of breweries.

So why am I writing about it?

Because this was my first beer book, and still one of the few “Beer Bucket List” books that I have time for. Why? Well let’s take a look.

First up is actually just the…

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