Whether you want a light lager perfect for summer drinking, a rich stout or a full-bodied ale, there is a beer in this volume for every occasion. Featuring a beer for every day of the year with plenty to spare, follow the friendly, expert guidance provided by the author to develop your tastes and find which type of beer suits you best. This comprehensive collection will inspire every beer drinker to venture beyond their comfort zone and try out some of the finest beers in the world. If you've always wanted to know the difference between a lager and an ale, wondered how beer is produced, or needed advice on how to match beer with food, here is the book for your. 500 Beers takes the guesswork out of fixing drinks, with tips on everything from selecting glasses to storing, pouring and tasting. About the author Zak Avery is a beer expert and freelance journalist. Having worked in specialist beer retail for many years, he has carved a niche for himself as one of the best beer writers in the UK. He serves on the committee of the British Guild of Beer Writers, and in 2008 won their highest award: Beer Writer of the Year. He is regularly asked to judge beer competitions, most notably the International beer Challenge, a London-based competition that annually establishes the best 50 beers in the world. Zak lives in Leeds.