It’s no secret San Diego is a beer lover’s Mecca, but it can be a secret just where all the latest and greatest pubs, bars and breweries are popping up. Local food connoisseur and journalist Brandon Hernandez has done the work for you, and his newest book, San Diego Beer News: Complete Guide to San Diego Brewers, breaks down all of San Diego county into several sections, such as North Coastal and Urban Core, and lists every bar providing the best in craft beers. Each location is rated in four categories — beer quality, service, setting, and extra — for a total score of 110 points (the extra 10 being reserved for amenities that go above and beyond). Beer reviews for each locale are specific, highlighting both the styles offered and the best bang for your buck. A short, informative review accompanies each listing to help you decide which establishments to visit. Don’t worry about driving around lost either, as each section of the book contains a map. Published by the San Diego Reader, this local beer guide is an absolute must for all San Diego brew lovers. Pick it up on Amazon for $6.99.   RYAN THOMAS