The big wide world of beer and brewing is explored in an engaging, funny and downright delightful way in Beer Is Proof God Loves Us ($12). Charlie Bamforth is your guide, considered by many to be the #1 expert in the world on every aspect of beer. After they held a worldwide search to find exactly the right person for the job, Anheuser-Busch installed him as their first Professor of Brewing Science at the University of California, Davis. Now he is giving us the most compelling and readable social history ever written about beer. We learn where it came from, the current position of the brewing industry and what we can expect in the future. Utterly brilliant.