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The Pocket Guide to Beer

Food & Drink
Publication Date
07 June 2018
Paperback (also available as an ebook)
Available for Sale
Birlinn Ltd
Colour throughout

The Pocket Guide to Beer

Featuring the BeerTubeMap®
by Joe Dick & Nikki Welch - Find out more about the author


eBook also available from the iBookstore

'Helps you distinguish between a Gose and a Geuze' – Beer Imbiber Magazine

There’s a whole new world of beer out there to explore, but do you know your Pilsner from your Pale Ale? Tired of your usual tipple and in need of something different? The Pocket Guide to Beer will point your taste buds in new directions.

This handy, fun and informative guide takes you on a journey using the BeerTubeMap, a unique flavour map that links beers by taste and style.

Covering a huge range from around the world, it includes both traditional and new-wave beers. It also includes specific recommendations for each style, as well as practical tips about buying beer, what to eat with it, and lots more besides.

Its straightforward, no-nonsense style makes it a great starter guide for beer newbies whilst providing inspiration for more seasoned drinkers too.

Joe Dick studied English and Journalism at Napier University, Edinburgh before going on to run a number of bars in the city and taking a diploma in Distilling. He is a seasoned industry insider with an encyclopaedic knowledge of beer.

Nikki Welch is a drinks industry entrepreneur who specialises in inspiring people to be more adventurous in their drinks through pop-ups, training and digital tools. She is the creative force behind the acclaimed WineTubeMap® ( and WhiskyTubeMap.

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