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Beer Book question

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by sokrman14, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. sokrman14

    sokrman14 Aficionado (200) California Mar 8, 2012 Verified

  2. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poobah (1,240) Pennsylvania Dec 4, 2004 Verified

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  3. drtth

    drtth Poobah (1,170) Pennsylvania Nov 25, 2007

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  4. azorie

    azorie Champion (760) Florida Mar 18, 2006 Verified

    It depends on your interest. My first books were the Good Guides series (Germany) (Belgium). Then Lambicland.
    Around bruges in 80 beers, aka travel and beer books. Then I bought the old MJ books. I bought some history books
    Ambitious brew, then I bought brewmaster table as above. etc. Now I buy Home brew and brewing in general books.
  5. Lambicland sells used on Amazon for upwards of $200.

    OP: Randy Mosher's Tasting Beer is great. And I agree that The Brewmaster's Table is a must-read, though by now it might be a little dated.
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  6. azorie

    azorie Champion (760) Florida Mar 18, 2006 Verified


    well don't buy it there, I bought those either overseas or through UK book sells. Ignore amazon when you see crap like that...
    You don't really need it anyway unless you going over...IMHO.

    yea I got tasting beer when it came out, nice book.
  7. TWStandley

    TWStandley Champion (785) Massachusetts Jan 15, 2008 Verified

    Tasting Beer by Randy Mosher
  8. rojapa

    rojapa Advocate (570) New York Jun 26, 2013 Verified

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  9. Ieatlambfries

    Ieatlambfries Advocate (555) New Jersey Dec 5, 2003 Verified

    I enjoyed, "Tasting Beer," as well.
  10. Kanger

    Kanger Advocate (635) New York Sep 3, 2013 Verified

  11. slusk

    slusk Savant (445) Virginia Sep 28, 2009 Verified

    Another fan of "tasting beer" by Mosher. Also check out old "beer hunter" shows on the net. MJ one of my favorites.
  12. Loganyoung

    Loganyoung Savant (290) Georgia Jul 16, 2011 Verified

    If your into sours "wild brews" by Jeff sparrow is a must read. Talks about various styles of sour beer, history of them, details of breweries and their beers, brewer interviews, and about brewing your own.
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  13. Pete Brown has written 3 books about beer: 'Hops and Glory,' 'Man Walks into a Pub,' and 'Three Sheets to the Wind.' These books are historical about beer's development (a lot in Britain) as well as humorously anecdotal about his beer travels. He is a British author so the books are not easily found in the US, but you can find them on the Internet. They're all a good read.
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  14. Hey wow, I really appreciate the OP posting about my book. I'm excited for it to come out too, haha.

    Lately I've also really enjoyed The Audacity of Hops by Tom Acitelli and Ambitious Brew by Maureen Ogle for history.
    Brew Like a Monk by Stan Heironymous was a great read as well.

    I haven't read all the ones mentioned here, but I recognize a lot as great beer books and ones I've enjoyed too.

    Hooray beer books!
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  15. I really enjoy (and regularly use) A Perfect Pint's Beer Guide to the Heartland by Michael Agnew.
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  16. luisfrancisco

    luisfrancisco Savant (335) Mexico Dec 1, 2009 Verified

    Many great books already mentioned. Some of my favourites not yet mentioned are: Great Beers of Belgium by MJ, Good Beer Guide to Belgium by Tim Webb (especially useful if traveling to Belgium), Beer School by Hindy and Potter, How to Brew by Palmer, and I haven't finished it yet, but am really liking American Sour Beers by Michael Tonsmeire.
  17. It'd be a bit obvious and redundant for a lot of seasoned BA's, but for people just getting into expanding their horizons, David Kenning's (Over) 350 Beers of the World is a nice little guide.
  18. BeRightBock

    BeRightBock Savant (300) New York Apr 27, 2007

  19. asparkoflife

    asparkoflife Savant (355) Massachusetts Jul 12, 2011 Verified

    tick another for Tasting beer by Randy Mosher
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  20. BeRightBock

    BeRightBock Savant (300) New York Apr 27, 2007

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  21. Wobbly

    Wobbly Advocate (530) Missouri Oct 4, 2013

    Anything by the late critic Michael Jackson from England. The Great Beer Guide is now growing a bit out of date, but it is still a great book.
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  22. cheers2beers

    cheers2beers Savant (325) Texas Oct 23, 2005

    The Complete Joy of Homebrewing Edition III by Charlie Papazian
    Clone Brews by Tess and Mark Szamatulski
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  23. Amber, Gold & Black by Martyn Cornell is an absolute must.
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  24. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poobah (1,240) Pennsylvania Dec 4, 2004 Verified

    What!? Move closer to the fireplace, you have bad aim. Problem solved! :D
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  25. Well, that's a pretty unusual way to express a book review. ;)
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  26. hopley

    hopley Fest Captain (585) Massachusetts Feb 24, 2010 Verified

    I used to homebrew a lot and these were my two favorites.
  27. hopley

    hopley Fest Captain (585) Massachusetts Feb 24, 2010 Verified

    I am paying attention to this post with interest, loosely compiling a working list of these titles; if anyone wants it thus far, IM me. Cheers!
  28. amazon wants

    Amazon wants $285 - $340 right now for Lambicland. I just bought one for $32 shipped from books about beer in England. thanks for the heads up.
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2014
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  29. BeRightBock

    BeRightBock Savant (300) New York Apr 27, 2007

  30. RaphaelSC

    RaphaelSC Aficionado (245) Brazil Apr 2, 2013

    I really paying attention for this thread, because I really lack of references about this subject.
  31. azorie

    azorie Champion (760) Florida Mar 18, 2006 Verified

    I forgot all the great books Ron Pattinson has written.

    so many depends on what you want, books about brewing
    brew like a monk
    farmhouse ales

    good beer guide to Belgium
    good beer guide to Germany
    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias=stripbooks&field-keywords=good beer guide germany&sprefix=good beer guide g,stripbooks

    Ambitious brew By Maureen Ogle
    hops and glory by Pete Brown

  32. LittleDon

    LittleDon Advocate (535) Texas Feb 16, 2009

    Tasting Beer, Randy Mosher. The Michael Jackson books are good, but a bit older, as he passed in 2007. Brewer's Association does some nice focused topic books, such as "For the Love of hops".
  33. Foyle

    Foyle Savant (470) Wyoming Sep 29, 2007 Verified

    I second the Pete Brown recommendation. I have read and enjoyed all of his books. In addition to the three titles mentioned, he has also written "Shakespeare's Local" which tells the history of a still operational pub in London that has been in business for about 600 years.

    Other books I have enjoyed:

    Ultimate Beer by Michael Jackson
    Eyewitness Companion: Beer by Michael Jackson
    Beer and Philosophy: The Unexamined Beer Isn't Worth Drinking by Steven Hales
    The Craft Beer Revolution by Steve Hindy
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  34. charlzm

    charlzm Champion (950) California Sep 3, 2007 Verified

  35. Pattison is pretty great.
  36. azorie

    azorie Champion (760) Florida Mar 18, 2006 Verified

    yea I think his older stuff is on lulu.com