What beer book are you reading right now?

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  1. danoeltico

    danoeltico Jul 14, 2011 North Carolina
    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. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Oct 2, 2010 New York

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

    Billy1856 Aug 20, 2012 Texas

    Brewing Up a Business by Sam Calagione of DFH is well worth a read
  4. dachshunddude86

    dachshunddude86 Dec 21, 2012 Florida

    Just finished microbrewed adventures by Charlie Papazian
  5. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    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. TheJollyHop

    TheJollyHop Sep 2, 2009 California

    On the agenda: Draught Beer Quality Manual
  7. dmeadows

    dmeadows Aug 6, 2002 New York

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

    BigStein88 Nov 5, 2007 New Hampshire
    Beer Trader

    Beer Lover's New England and Brewed Awakening.
  9. LampertLand

    LampertLand Nov 2, 2011 British Columbia (Canada)

    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. SmellsLikePoor

    SmellsLikePoor Mar 15, 2011 West Virginia

    Brewed Awakening by Joshua Bernstein
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  11. Drtfinelli

    Drtfinelli Jun 7, 2012 New Hampshire

    BEER, Food, and Flavor a guide to tasting, pairing, and the culture of craft beer by Schuyler Schultz
  12. Mgm54

    Mgm54 Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
    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. jjchristiano

    jjchristiano Sep 24, 2009 New Jersey

    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 Nov 24, 2011 Massachusetts

    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. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

    Have recently finished IPA by Steele and Hops by Hieronymus. Both were excellent.
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  16. Mothergoose03

    Mothergoose03 May 30, 2005 Michigan

    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. booyahachieved3

    booyahachieved3 Sep 5, 2012 Kansas

    Tasting Beer by Randy Mosher
  18. litheum94

    litheum94 Dec 29, 2008 California

    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 Nov 19, 2010 California

    Brewed Awakening.
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  20. Thedaver4220

    Thedaver4220 Nov 11, 2011 Illinois

    It's not a book, but Charles Bamforth's lecture "brewmasters art: the history and science of beer making" is an awesome listen.
  21. Kuemmelbrau

    Kuemmelbrau Aug 2, 2008 Louisiana

    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 Feb 29, 2012 Alberta (Canada)
    Beer Trader

    Tasting Beer by Randy Mosher and The World Atlas of Beer by the great Tim Webb.
  23. MADhombrewer

    MADhombrewer Jun 4, 2008 Oregon

    Lots. But focused on Brewing Better Beer by Gordon Strong.
  24. sfsean28

    sfsean28 Dec 17, 2008 New Jersey

    The Joy of Homebrewing.
  25. WesM63

    WesM63 Nov 6, 2011 Ohio

    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 Jan 2, 2013 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Palmer's How to Brew.
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  27. kingofhop

    kingofhop May 9, 2010 Oklahoma

    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. devlishdamsel

    devlishdamsel Aug 1, 2009 Washington

    Michael Jackson's the great beers of Belgium.
  29. Nocontrol1977

    Nocontrol1977 Jan 4, 2013 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

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

    patto1ro Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands

    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 Dec 16, 2011 Washington

    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 Jul 13, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

  33. AxesandAnchors

    AxesandAnchors Nov 21, 2012 Oregon

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

    MeadGuyfromMD May 23, 2007 Maryland

    - 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 Jul 25, 2008 Portugal

    The Homebrewing Farmhouse Ale one.
  36. JGates

    JGates May 18, 2011 California

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

    SStein Dec 26, 2012 Colorado
    Beer Trader

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

    danieelol Jun 15, 2010 Australia

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

    Beergelden Jan 15, 2013 Ohio

    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 Jul 14, 2011 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    For certified cicerone?
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