Beer is something near and dear to every man’s heart, and hopefully even closer to his stomach. Until recently, wine and hard liquor got all the attention when it came to “serious connoisseurs,” with beer being relegated to the everyman category. The thing is, wine and hard liquor just don’t taste as good with pizza, and they feel a whole lot less manly. Adrian Tierney-Jones decided to change that and wrote 1001 Beers. It isn’t only an encyclopedia of beer – it’s a pairing guide, tasting guide, and subjective assessment. It’s basically a roadmap for the next five years of your life.