Friday, October 09, 2015

Booknote: Uncle John's Beer-Topia

Bathroom Readers' Institute, Uncle John's Beer-Topia. Asland, OR: Portable Press, 2015. ISBN: 9781626863590.


Genre: nonfiction
Subgenre: trivia, alcohol and spirits, food and epicurious, humor.
Format: e-book galley
Source: NetGalley

From the book's description:

"Pull up a stool and chug a pint of Beer-Topia, a rich, deep-bodied keg of beer knowledge, beer trivia, beer history, and beer fun. In recent years, beer has evolved from the swill your uncle drank at the bowling alley to the explosively-popular 'microbrew' culture. There’s a lot to explore about the beer phenomenon, and Beer-Topia will plumb the depths."

This is a light and entertaining book, and I think fans of beer trivia as well as fans of trivia in general will enjoy it. Now before you dismiss it as "one of those bathroom reading books," check this one out. The book features beer trivia, history, the science of beer, terminology, and a lot more. The book is arranged in short chapters or sections that cover various topics. These sections can be a page or a few pages long. This is so you can have just the right amount of reading for your bathroom trip or any other time you want to grab a quick read. You don't have to read it in the bathroom. It is an easy book to browse, and it is a book you can read anytime.

In the end, it is one I really liked. It could be a good selection for public libraries, especially if they already collect other trivia books and/or books on beer and brewing.

4 out of 5 stars.

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