Great Novice Information
If you are interested in brewing your own beer and know absolutely nothing about it, this is a great place to start. Charlie has a friendly, easy-to-read manner of getting this wonderful art across. On top of having concise, to-the-point information for brewing anything from just-add-water malt extract kits to all-grain German weizens the book also contains a number of recipes for all levels of homebrewer.
I brewed my first batch of beer after blowing through this book in 2 days (it hooks you!). It turned out great! Better than most store-bought beer for about 1/4 of the price.
It also has a sister-volume "The Homebrewer's Companion" if you would like to get into slightly more advanced brewing.