Author(s): Keith Stewart
In a rise reminiscent of the wine industry, the rapid development of the New Zealand beer industry has been remarkable. There are now more than 70 serious breweries producing beer for sale. The Complete Guide to New Zealand Beer is the first book on New Zealand beer that offers rated tastings for virtually all beers being brewed commercially in New Zealand. It will allow drinkers to easily find an authoritative evaluation of almost all of our beers.
Every brewery in the book is introduced, with tasting notes for each of their beers and a rating out of 10. In addition, there is also a photo of at least one bottle or label from each brewery. The author has also written a fascinating, succinct history of beer in New Zealand, along with chapters on how beer is made, how to taste it and an overview of the brewing industry today.
Keith Stewart contributes the weekly Drinks column to The Listener and is the author of numerous books, most recently The Food of Art and Taste of the Earth.