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Download and read online The Beer Bible in PDF and EPUB It's finally here--the comprehensive, authoritative book that does for beer what The Wine Bible, with 550,000 copies in print, does for wine. Written by an expert from the West Coast, where America's craft beer movement got its start, The Beer Bible
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