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.NANCY HOALST-PULLEN, Ph.D., is an associate professor of geography and Geographic Information Science (GIS) director at Kennesaw State University. She has co-edited three books with fellow "Beer Doctor" Mark Patterson, including The Geography of Beer. She is also associate editor of the Journal of Applied Geography. Hoalst-Pullen's favorite beer is a Bavarian-style hefe weissbier, served at room temperature.MARK PATTERSON, Ph.D., is a professor of geography at Kennesaw State University. His specialties are in geospatial technologies, spatial analysis, and environmental geography. He has co-edited three books with fellow "Beer Doctor" Nancy Hoalst-Pullen, including The Geography of Beer. Patterson's favorite beer style is a chocolate stout.
..".explores the diverse beer cultures, styles and histories every hophead should know about. It's full of maps highlighting the breweries you'll find from Canada to Cambodia, tasting notes from Brooklyn Brewery's Garret Oliver and enough fun facts to drop while drinking at your preferred beer bar for at least a year...While a fun coffee table book, it's also quite useful. The book provides translations of beer orders in various languages so when you're imbibing around the world you won't have to struggle with the bartender and can get right to what's most important--that beer." -Food & Wine "Both Ph.D. geography professors at Kennesaw State University, Hoalst-Pullen and Patterson are self-proclaimed "beer doctors" and avid homebrewers, who logged some 160,000 miles and traveled to six continents and 28 countries to research how beer and geography interact." -Atlanta Journal Constitution