This book is thick and filled with information on all breweries in its area. Anyone who is serious about beer beyond tasting a few on occasion will appreciate the information. I find a few beers in each section I know of and a serious beer drinker should find plenty new ones to experiment with. The information is very comprehensive and great for a fun project of tasting and learning. Travel is not out-of-question but only a small percentage of the people who buy such books will travel in pursuit. The book is great and the information will be valid for a couple of years.