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What beer book are you reading right now?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by danoeltico, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. danoeltico

    danoeltico Savant (430) North Carolina Jul 14, 2011 Beer Trader

    Based on this thread http://beeradvocate.com/community/threads/cicerones.61479/ I started browsing the cicerone website yesterday where it recomended Tasting Beer by Randy Mosher as a book to read for the CBS certification, so I picked it up from amazon for the kindle app for my iPad. Made me wonder, what beer related books others are reading right now. I read three chapters last night and have really enjoyed it so far.

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  2. America Walks Into a Bar. It's a great American history lesson of beer!
  3. Billy1856

    Billy1856 Aficionado (155) Texas Aug 20, 2012

    Brewing Up a Business by Sam Calagione of DFH is well worth a read
  4. Just finished microbrewed adventures by Charlie Papazian
  5. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Advocate (670) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    For my Cicerone studying I've been reading:
    Tasting Beer by Randy Mosher
    Radical Brewing by Randy Mosher
    Designing Great Beers by Ray Daniels
    Oxford Companion to Beer as a hard copy reference guy...
  6. On the agenda: Draught Beer Quality Manual
  7. dmeadows

    dmeadows Savant (320) New York Aug 6, 2002

    Beer. Food, and Flavor: A Guide to Tasting, Pairing, and the Culture of Craft Beer by Schuyler Schultz.
  8. BigStein88

    BigStein88 Advocate (525) New Hampshire Nov 5, 2007 Beer Trader

    Beer Lover's New England and Brewed Awakening.
  9. BEERS of British Columbia by Leo Buijs 2010 edition ,
    a guide to Micro/Macro breweries , brewpubs and their beers ,
    an Xmas present that I'm flippin thru as I dream of making my own beer someday ,
    too busy working , homebrewing (winemaking)
  10. Brewed Awakening by Joshua Bernstein
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  11. BEER, Food, and Flavor a guide to tasting, pairing, and the culture of craft beer by Schuyler Schultz
  12. Mgm54

    Mgm54 Savant (440) Illinois Apr 7, 2011 Beer Trader

    IPA - Brewing Techniques, Recipes and the Evolution of India Pale Ale by Mitch Steele, a brew-master at Stone. Great read!
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  13. Cooking with Beer by Paul Mercurio
    80 recipes all featuring beer
    book was a Christmas present from my teenage sons.
    Haven't made anything yet.
  14. LeRose

    LeRose Advocate (725) Massachusetts Nov 24, 2011 Subscriber

    Radical Brewing by Randy Mosher
    Farmhouse Ales by Phil Markowski (so far a tough read...jumping around a bit)
    Beer, Food, and Flavor by Schuyler Schultz
    A little blurb on Brewrues of Massachusetts which frankly isn't very useful, but is easy to read.

    My son stole I mean borrowed my Mosher Tasting Beer...
  15. Have recently finished IPA by Steele and Hops by Hieronymus. Both were excellent.
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  16. Mothergoose03

    Mothergoose03 Champion (875) Michigan May 30, 2005 Subscriber

    I just finished 'Man Walks Into a Pub' by Pete Brown, which I'm going to presume is kind of the English version of the book that you mention. It is essentially the history of the British brewing industry. It was a good read.

    Before that book I read another one by Pete Brown that is titled 'Hops and Glory.' It is the story of a modern day recreation of a sea voyage that was the first IPA delivered to India. It also was a good read. Pete Brown injects humor (or should I write it as humour?) into his writings, and I recommend trying to find his books. (There is also another one, 'Three Sheets to the Wind' that I have not found yet, but will soon look for it again along with a couple of others mentioned in this thread. There are not many of his books here in the US because he is published in England, but there are a few that are available in the used book marketplace.
  17. Tasting Beer by Randy Mosher
  18. litheum94

    litheum94 Advocate (675) California Dec 29, 2008

    Reading the Craft of Stone Brewing Company right now. On deck I have the Oxford Companion to Beer, How to Brew by John Palmer, and BeerCraft.
  19. fox227

    fox227 Advocate (610) California Nov 19, 2010

    Brewed Awakening.
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  20. Thedaver4220

    Thedaver4220 Savant (285) Illinois Nov 11, 2011

    It's not a book, but Charles Bamforth's lecture "brewmasters art: the history and science of beer making" is an awesome listen.
  21. I second! I am currently reading them both. The Steele book is one of the best in the brewers publication style series, and for the love of hops has some crazy specific information on all things hop related. A must read for any serious hophead! I can't wait for the malt book in that series.

    Add on: there is a good interview with Hieronymus about the book on the beersmith website here:

  22. wesbray

    wesbray Advocate (550) Alberta (Canada) Feb 29, 2012 Beer Trader

    Tasting Beer by Randy Mosher and The World Atlas of Beer by the great Tim Webb.
  23. Lots. But focused on Brewing Better Beer by Gordon Strong.
  24. sfsean28

    sfsean28 Savant (435) New Jersey Dec 17, 2008 Subscriber

    The Joy of Homebrewing.
  25. WesM63

    WesM63 Advocate (740) Ohio Nov 6, 2011

    IPA: Brewing Techniques, Recipes and the Evolution of the India Pale Ale by Mich Steele.

    Excellent book thus far.

    Edit: I should mention, i'm a huge history buff so this book hits me on two fronts. Brewing and History! Win-Win.
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  26. msween21

    msween21 Savant (395) Massachusetts Jan 2, 2013 Beer Trader

    Palmer's How to Brew.
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  27. kingofhop

    kingofhop Advocate (565) Oklahoma May 9, 2010

    When I wanna read a beer book, I pull out my well worn, dog-eared hardback 1979 copy of Michael Jackson's World Wide guide to Beer. The photos and narrative are poetry. If that book don't get ya craving sum good beer, nuthin' will.
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  28. Michael Jackson's the great beers of Belgium.
  29. Nocontrol1977

    Nocontrol1977 Aficionado (215) Pennsylvania Jan 4, 2013 Beer Trader

    The Oxford Companion to Beer. Great Xmas gift.
  30. patto1ro

    patto1ro Advocate (620) Netherlands Apr 26, 2004 Subscriber

    The Principles and Practice of Brewing by Sykes and Ling
    Drink 1914 - 1922: a Lesson in Control by Arthur Shadwell
    The Lost Beers and Breweris of Britain by Brian Glover
    Brewers' Journal 1934
  31. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2011

    For the love of hops
    How to brew
    The joy of homebrewing

    yes, homebrewing has started to slowly consume my life. GREATEST HOBBY EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  32. bayareahustla

    bayareahustla Savant (375) California Jul 13, 2012 Beer Trader

  33. AxesandAnchors

    AxesandAnchors Savant (300) Oregon Nov 21, 2012

    The Brewmaster's Table by Garrett Oliver, good read so far.
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  34. MeadGuyfromMD

    MeadGuyfromMD Savant (290) Maryland May 23, 2007

    - Read *Brewing up a Business* last year. Good read
    - Just finished *Brew Like a Monk*. Awesome, not a how-to, more of a here's why and some history
    - Just found my *Craft of Stone*
    - Picked up *The Beer Trials*
    - Jamil & Chris White's Yeast Book
    - Brewing with Wheat

    Those two are next from my beer shelf.
  35. endovelico

    endovelico Savant (345) Portugal Jul 25, 2008

    The Homebrewing Farmhouse Ale one.
  36. JGates

    JGates Zealot (90) California May 18, 2011

    Brewed Awakening by Joshua Bernstein​
    and How to Brew by palmer
  37. SStein

    SStein Advocate (520) Colorado Dec 26, 2012 Beer Trader

    Currently reading Michael Jackson's Great Beers of Belgium.
  38. danieelol

    danieelol Advocate (595) Australia Jun 15, 2010

    World Atlas of Beer (2012 Edition). Good coffee table book. Lots of detail.
  39. Beergelden

    Beergelden Aficionado (245) Ohio Jan 15, 2013

    The Brewmaster's Table By Garrett Oliver.
    Great history of the styles and highly descriptive regarding the pairings and experiences he had discovering 'real beer'.
    I like it so far.
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  40. danoeltico

    danoeltico Savant (430) North Carolina Jul 14, 2011 Beer Trader

    For certified cicerone?