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Category: Shelf Talker

Session Beers: Brewing for Flavor and Balance by Jennifer Talley Shelf Talker by

In her book, Utah native Jennifer Talley explores the history and culture of low-ABV beers and shares recipes and tips from some of the world’s top brewers.

The Secrets of Master Brewers Shelf Talker by

In his latest book, Jeff Alworth taps the brewers of some of Europe and America’s most iconic beers for insights on what makes their ales and lagers special.

Trappist Beer Travels and Ancient Brews Shelf Talker by

Learn the origin stories of the 11 current Trappist breweries, as told by the monks themselves, and go back in time with “Dr. Pat” to unearth and recreate eight ancient ale recipes.

Lonely Planet’s Global Beer Tour Shelf Talker by

Lonely Planet applies its signature taste for authentic travel experiences to the international beer scene, from garage operations in Buenos Aires to government-run outposts in Pyongyang.

Tasting Beer, 2nd edition: An Insider’s Guide to the World’s Greatest Drink Shelf Talker by

In the much-anticipated second edition of this go-to beer-education guide, Randy Mosher expands on popular topics (the science behind draft systems) and adds new ones (a section on beer cocktails).

Craft Obsession: The Social Rhetorics of Beer Shelf Talker by

In this book, author Jeff Rice parses the language and networks we use every day (like social media) to help explain how those systems impact the industry.

True Beer: Inside the Small, Neighborhood Nanobreweries Changing the World of Craft Beer Shelf Talker by

Author Timothy Sprinkle takes readers behind the scenes of Colorado nanobreweries to reveal the realities, with a nuanced perspective on this narrow but growing segment.

Hoptopia: A World of Agriculture and Beer in Oregon’s Willamette Valley Shelf Talker by

Author Peter Kopp traces the hop’s history from its oldest ancestor, which grew in Asia, to the first hop arriving in America millions of years later, probably in a bottle of English ale.

My Beer Year: Adventures with Hop Farmers, Craft Brewers, Chefs, Beer Sommeliers and Fanatical Drinkers as a Beer Master in Training Shelf Talker by

In this stellar example of what beer writing can be, working mother Lucy Burningham documents her experiential study plan to pass the Certified Cicerone exam within a year.

The Homebrewer’s Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to Making Your Own Beer from Scratch Shelf Talker by

From caramelized tubers to fermented acorns, the authors reveal the possibilities hiding in plain sight in your backyard or at the farmers market.

Brewing Local: American-Grown Beer Shelf Talker by

In his fourth book, Stan Hieronymus writes for brewers who want to use locally grown ingredients but aren’t sure where to start.

Complete IPA: The Guide to Your Favorite Craft Beer Shelf Talker by

Beyond the classic English and American styles, author Joshua M. Bernstein indexes standout IPAs by grain, color, and strength. Fringe categories like “yeast-driven” and wood-aged get a nod, too.

Craft: The California Beer Documentary Shelf Talker by

From household names like Vinnie Cilurzo and Greg Koch, to emerging stars like Monkish Brewing’s Henry Nguyen, this doc features 80 of California’s movers and shakers speaking their mind on some hot-button issues.

Off-Centered Leadership: The Dogfish Head Guide to Motivation, Collaboration and Smart Growth Shelf Talker by

For 20 years, Sam Calagione steered Dogfish Head according to his gut, addicted to the buzz that comes with risk and uncertainty. In this book, he explains why he’s changing his ways.

Homebrew All-Stars: Top Brewers Share Their Best Techniques and Recipes Shelf Talker by

If you’ve ever sifted through a homebrewers’ forum trying to separate the experts from the blowhards, this book is for you.

The Meanings of Craft Beer Shelf Talker by

In Evan Rail’s latest Kindle Single, he explores the linguistic and non-linguistic meanings of a phrase many Americans use without thinking: craft beer.

The Beer Geek Handbook Shelf Talker by

The snobs out there can make beer seem unapproachable for “noobs.” This book is author Patrick Dawson’s answer to the upturned noses among us; a dry, unapologetic survey of the craft beer lifestyle.

Food & Beer Shelf Talker by

In Food & Beer, we’re led through a day in chef Daniel Burns and Evil Twin founder/brewer Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø’s Michelin-starred kitchen, Luksus.

Gardening for the Homebrewer Shelf Talker by

Gardening for the Homebrewer starts out with the basics, but what makes it great is chapters on growing other fermentables—from Gruit herbs, like yarrow and juniper, to cucurbits, the key to Cucumber Saisons and Pumpkin Ales.

Beer for All Seasons: A Through-the-Year Guide to What to Drink and When to Drink It Shelf Talker by

In Beer for All Seasons, Randy Mosher reminds us that March isn’t the only month connected to the cyclical rhythm of beer throughout the year.

Blood, Sweat & Beer Shelf Talker by

In Blood, Sweat & Beer, filmmakers Chip Hiden and Alexis Irvin capture the nuances of the craft brewing community with honesty and humor.

The Hop Grower’s Handbook: The Essential Guide for Sustainable, Small-Scale Production for Home and Market Shelf Talker by

Despite the modest renaissance of hops production in eastern states, no step-by-step guide had emerged until The Hop Grower’s Handbook.

The Best Beer in the World: One Man’s Global Search for the Perfect Pint Shelf Talker by

Beer writer Mark Dredge kept getting asked, What’s the best beer in the world? Tired of stumbling through contrived answers, Dredge decided to figure it out for himself.

Oh Beautiful Beer: The Evolution of Craft Beer and Design Shelf Talker by

Why we’re reading Oh Beautiful Beer: The Evolution of Craft Beer and Design.

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