This colourful, fairly simple guide covers about 38 breweries of the former East German states of Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt and Thüringen which include the famous cities of Dresden, Leipzig, Halle, Chemnitz and Magdeburg. Each brewery gets a half page description - the beer range, brewery location,name of the brewery tap, any brewery tours and brewery festivals. The 3 regions each have a map showing (roughly) the location and identity of the breweries and large towns. Interspersed also are brewery adverts, beer recipes and some useful tips on places to visit. Essential beer information should be fairly easy to follow for the non-German reader.