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What beer book are you reading right now?

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

  1. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

  2. tronto

    tronto Savant (260) Kentucky Dec 22, 2010 Verified

    brewed awakening. so far so good.
  3. Oxford companion
  4. jonmacklin

    jonmacklin Aficionado (140) North Carolina Sep 21, 2010 Verified

    Brewing Up a Business by Sam Calagione. Part beer book, part business book, part motivational book. a good and interesting read so far.
  5. Reading BJCP guidelines for class during the day.
    At bedtime I read old Fabio novels, 50 shades of Grey and a random Dr. Seuss masterpiece. (Preparing for Gang Bang BIF Round 3)
  6. rob133

    rob133 Savant (320) California Jan 7, 2009

    Finally finished the Oxford Companion a few days ago - waiting for The Lagunitas Story by Tony Magee to be delivered.
  7. notchucknorris

    notchucknorris Advocate (635) California May 28, 2010 Verified

    The Complete Joy of Homebrewing. About to try my first batch. Fingers crossed...
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  8. jageraholic

    jageraholic Advocate (500) Massachusetts Sep 16, 2009 Verified

    Craft Beer Bar Mitzvah. The story about Shmaltz Brewing. Interesting, funny and a good story about the problems and milestones of starting a business.
  9. BigPlay1824

    BigPlay1824 Savant (425) New York Oct 13, 2010

    I'm going with tasting beer, brewing up a small business, the home brewers companion, Oxford, and brewmasters table while studying for the certified cicerone exam and the BJCP exams
  10. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Savant (350) California Feb 22, 2011

    Ashville Beer by Anne Fitten Glenn. Pretty decent thusfar, and explains the Ashville boom as of late.
  11. Just finished The Lagunitas Story, by Tony Magee. Very enjoyable read. Substantial parts of it are more like a primer on how to manage and grow a small business. The Lagunitas anecdotes are well worth it.

    I got Tasting Beer, by Mosher last Christmas. Excellent work, and one I refer back to frequently.
  12. I might have to check this one out next! The Asheville area is awesome!
  13. Drinking with George is a great book, it is by George Wendt who played Norm on Cheers. I met him at a local craft beer night a year or so ago and got a signed copy while he was promoting his book. I do not think I have ever read a book faster. Great read an highly recommended!
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  14. njhopspop

    njhopspop Savant (345) New Jersey Oct 17, 2010

    The Brewmaster's Table by Garrett Oliver of Brooklyn Brewery. Great book on Beer/Food pairing.
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  15. njhopspop

    njhopspop Savant (345) New Jersey Oct 17, 2010

    I agree that was a good read. Great stories about his early career.
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  16. stig

    stig Aficionado (200) Minnesota Jan 21, 2007 Verified

    Wild Brews by Jeff Sparrow
  17. Jwale73

    Jwale73 Champion (820) Rhode Island Aug 15, 2007 Verified

    Re-reading 'Great Beers of Belgium' and ' Good Beer Guide to Belgium' in preparation for my trip in April.
  18. Working on "The World Atlas of Beer" by Tim Webb and Stephen Beaumont. Awesome gift from my brother! I should be done with it by tomorrow. I grabbed "The Beer Book" by Tim Hampson and "Barley Wine: History, Brewing Techniques and Recipes" by Dick Cantwell from the library, and I am waiting on Michael Jackson's "Great Beers of Belgium" to come in the mail. I am also thinking of buying "IPA: Brewing Techniques, Recipes and the Evolution of India Pale Ale" by Mitch Steele since from what I have heard it is suppose to be very well written and packed with information. I love beer books.
  19. Me too. I have a history degree. Besides beer books I am reading two books on the crusades and one on medieval society. I took a cultural history class in college that focused on the eating and drinking habits of Europeans in the middle ages through the Renaissance, and I found that subject so interesting. I also took a British empire class that focused heavily on British control of India. That was my favorite class throughout college. I watched Chris from Beer Geek Nation's review of the IPA book, and the history aspect of the book is why I want to buy it. From what I have read the Brit's were huge hop-heads.
  20. North Carolina Craft Beer and Breweries by Erik Lars Myers. Awesome book if you are a carolinian
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  21. patto1ro

    patto1ro Advocate (510) Netherlands Apr 26, 2004

    Plug 19th-century British recipes into Beersmith and nothing comes out under 50 IBU's. That's even when knocking down the hopping rate to acocunt for some older hops. And tht's just the Milds. Pale Ales and Strong Ales are mostly over 100 IBU's.
  22. "Amber, Gold & Black" by Martyn Cornell. Subtitle says it all: "The History of Britain's Great Beers." A must read.

    Loved the chapter on West County White Ale (Britain's lost beer style).
  23. fmccormi

    fmccormi Champion (815) Florida Oct 24, 2010 Verified

    Farmhouse Ales by Phil Markowski.
  24. Hotmetal1

    Hotmetal1 Advocate (650) Mississippi Feb 28, 2012 Verified

    The Brewmaster's Bible
  25. RandyKemka

    RandyKemka Savant (300) New York Dec 13, 2011

    Not a "Beer" book, per se, but "I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell" is the funniest shit I have ever read!
  26. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Advocate (625) Ohio Jul 4, 2008 Verified

    Pennsylvania Breweries by Lew Bryson
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  27. Handle

    Handle Savant (405) North Carolina Mar 16, 2009

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  28. RockAZ

    RockAZ Savant (460) Arizona Jan 6, 2009 Verified

    Saw this book mentioned a couple of times in this thread, here is the full name and author if someone wants to find it. "The Complete Joy of Home Brewing" 3rd Edition (2003) is what I am reading, by Charlie Papazian
  29. Lost Beers and Breweries of Britain by Brian Glover.

    on deck-
    The Craft of Stone Brewing by Koch, Wagoner and Clemens
    Shakespeare's Local by Pete Brown
  30. I am also reading The Brewmasters Table 'discovering the pleasures of real beer with real food' by Garrett Oliver (brewmaster of the brooklyn brewery). AWESOME book loaded with all kinds of info on every major beer style, not just pairing.
  31. bismarksays

    bismarksays Advocate (500) Iowa Dec 7, 2008

    The Brewmasters Table
  32. randal

    randal Savant (335) Texas Apr 21, 2004

    Brew Like A Monk by Stan Hieronymus, although "The Drawing of the Dark" by Tim Powers may be the best beer story book ever.
  33. Beer Quest West by Jon C. Scott (2011)
    the craft brewers of Alberta and BC , so far an interesting read also a steal at $6
  34. rob133

    rob133 Savant (320) California Jan 7, 2009

    I picked this up in the bargain section a few weeks ago - it is actually a rather good read so far.

    JonnyGT20 and ditch like this.
  35. Rosty

    Rosty Aficionado (245) California Nov 29, 2006 Verified

    Beer and Philosophy: The Unexamined Beer is not Worth Drinking, is a fantastic book that is not totally beer centric, but enlightening.
  36. mporter13

    mporter13 Aficionado (175) Oregon Jul 13, 2011

    "Designing Great Beers" was just delivered to my place this week. I've barely touched it so far though
  37. Horbar

    Horbar Advocate (665) Rhode Island Feb 24, 2012