The beer list book market is set to get very crowded. A new edition of Roger Protz's 300 Beers to Try Before You Die has coming out. Adrian Tierney-Jones has upped the ante with his forthcoming 1001 Beers You Must Taste Before You Die and Zak Avery is rather reassuringly avoiding the whole death thing with his simply titled 500 Beers.
Even to a dedicated beer nerd and piss artist like myself this seems a bit excessive. I'm only about half way through the first edition of 300 beers to try before you die. I also know it's impossible to finish as some of the beers are no longer made, but knowing I'd never be ready to die was kind of comforting. I've also got a copy of Ben McFarland's recently published World's Best Beers: 1000 Unmissable Brews from Portland to Prague which has given plenty of ideas for new beers to seek out.
Though I always keep an eye out for new beer books, and tempting as it is to combine them into an omnibus edition 'Thousands of beers to drink until your liver packs in' I think I'll have to pass. Even if they overlap a lot, as Roger Protz does with Michael Jackson's Great Beer Guide: The World's 500 Best Beers (which I also own), I've got more than enough to be going on with.