Clearly, we’re fond of books that teach us more about the things we love. The subject matter alone of The Oxford Companion to Beer ($38) is enough to tempt most men to flip through its pages, but when you factor in that it’s been edited by Brooklyn Brewery brewmaster Garrett Oliver, it becomes a must read.

Like all “Oxford Companion” titles, this 960-page tome is meant to act as an encyclopedia of knowledge on, in this case, beer. Featuring over 1,100 individual alphabetically-order entries, reader’s will find information on everything from the rise of popularity of barrel aging, to 107 different varieties of beer and 126 brewing companies. Study this brewer’s bible slightly harder than your old Chemistry 101 text, and elevate your relationship with beer from extracurricular to extra particular.

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