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

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  1. sokrman14

    sokrman14 Mar 8, 2012 California
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  2. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
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  3. drtth

    drtth Nov 25, 2007 Pennsylvania

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  4. azorie

    azorie Mar 18, 2006 Florida

    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. OneDropSoup

    OneDropSoup Dec 9, 2008 Pennsylvania

    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 Mar 18, 2006 Florida


    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 Jan 15, 2008 Massachusetts
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    Tasting Beer by Randy Mosher
  8. rojapa

    rojapa Jun 26, 2013 New York
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  9. Ieatlambfries

    Ieatlambfries Dec 5, 2003 New Jersey

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

    Kanger Sep 3, 2013 New York
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  11. slusk

    slusk Sep 28, 2009 Virginia
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    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 Jul 16, 2011 Georgia
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    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. Mothergoose03

    Mothergoose03 May 30, 2005 Michigan

    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. palmdalethriller

    palmdalethriller Dec 26, 2007 California

    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. mnredsoxfan69

    mnredsoxfan69 Dec 27, 2013 Minnesota

    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 Dec 1, 2009 Mexico
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    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. Botulizard

    Botulizard Jul 22, 2013 Michigan

    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 Apr 27, 2007 New York

  19. asparkoflife

    asparkoflife Jul 12, 2011 Massachusetts
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    tick another for Tasting beer by Randy Mosher
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  20. BeRightBock

    BeRightBock Apr 27, 2007 New York

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  21. Wobbly

    Wobbly Oct 4, 2013 Missouri

    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 Oct 23, 2005 Texas
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    The Complete Joy of Homebrewing Edition III by Charlie Papazian
    Clone Brews by Tess and Mark Szamatulski
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  23. reprob8

    reprob8 May 22, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    Amber, Gold & Black by Martyn Cornell is an absolute must.
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  24. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
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    What!? Move closer to the fireplace, you have bad aim. Problem solved! :D
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  25. Mothergoose03

    Mothergoose03 May 30, 2005 Michigan

    Well, that's a pretty unusual way to express a book review. ;)
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  26. hopley

    hopley Feb 24, 2010 Massachusetts
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    I used to homebrew a lot and these were my two favorites.
  27. hopley

    hopley Feb 24, 2010 Massachusetts
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    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. ventura78

    ventura78 Nov 22, 2003 Massachusetts

    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.
    #28 ventura78, Aug 30, 2014
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  29. ventura78

    ventura78 Nov 22, 2003 Massachusetts

  30. RaphaelSC

    RaphaelSC Apr 2, 2013 Brazil

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

    azorie Mar 18, 2006 Florida

    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 Feb 16, 2009 Texas

    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 Sep 29, 2007 Wyoming

    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. MWilcox20

    MWilcox20 Jul 11, 2013 South Carolina

  35. palmdalethriller

    palmdalethriller Dec 26, 2007 California

    Pattison is pretty great.
  36. azorie

    azorie Mar 18, 2006 Florida

    yea I think his older stuff is on lulu.com
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