Beer Soaked Books
1. How to Brew: Everything You Need To Know To Brew Beer Right The First Time
This was the very first home-brew book I bought, and I still reference it to this day. Highly recommended whether you are just starting out with home brewing or are looking for ways to improve your current brew recipes.
2. The Craft of Stone Brewing Co.: Liquid Lore, Epic Recipes, and Unabashed Arrogance
I received this one as a Christmas gift last year and thought it was just a cookbook, recently I picked it up and started reading. This is much more than a cookbook. They go through the history of Stone Brewing, provide homebrew recipes for some of your favorite Stone beers. And of course the cookbook part has actual recipes from the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens. As a long time fan of Stone Brewing, I was happy as a clam just to have this prominently displayed on the book shelf. And I was even happier once I read through the content. Do yourself a favor, get this one, give it as a gift, or add it to your wish list.
3.Brewing Up a Business: Adventures in Beer from the Founder of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
This is a great read on the history and humble beginnings of the “off-centered ales” at Dogfish. The current edition includes interesting tales of how they grew the business utilizing social media and differentiating their product in a crowded marketplace. So if you’re a craft beer fan, a small business owner, or just a home brewer who wants to read about Sam Calagione’s journey, this is for you.
So those are my top beer books. What books would you recommend?