I can't believe this isn't rated more. If you are a beer collector, connoisseur, of novice in the beer scene then this is a necessity. I carry my copy (which is falling apart and held together by a rubber band)whenever I go beer shopping. It is the only way I can keep up with what I have drank. The book lists the beer and brewer, gives a brief description of what you can expect from that beer and gives a star rating as to quality. Handy little guidebook.