5 essential beer books for 2017

Become a beer expert this year with these amazing books

1. CAMRA's Good Beer Guide 2017 edited by Roger Protz

The 2017 beer lover's companion - the original independent guide to good beer and good pubs now in its 44th edition with complete recommendations on the best pubs across Britain, Northern Ireland and the offshore Isles.

2. The Pub: A Cultural Institution by Pete Brown

Pete Brown, British Beer Writer of the Year twice over, delves into the magic, mystery and fascinating culture of the pub. It includes 250 pithy pub descriptions, 50 feature pubs, and sections on Pub history, Pub Culture and Types of Pubs tell the story of the public house.

3. Craft Brew: 50 homebrew recipes from the world's best craft breweries by Euan Ferguson

The best beer is the beer you've brewed yourself. For the first time, the most exciting, groundbreaking, and uncompromising craft breweries share the recipes behind their best beers, for you to make at home.

4. Boutique Beers: 500 world the world's finest craft beers by Ben Macfarland

Sourcing more than 500 of the world's most inspirational, iconic and unique beers, Ben McFarland looks beyond the liquids into the lives that have inspired them.

5. The Food & Beer Companion by Stephen Beaumont

Features more than 20 recipes and paring tips that provide an insight into the art of marrying the diverse and seemingly endless flavors of beer and food. Beer & food matching charts give at-a-glance recommendations for more than 100 perfect parings.