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What beer book are you reading right now?

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

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  1. tronto

    tronto Initiate (84) Dec 22, 2010 Kentucky
    Beer Trader

    brewed awakening. so far so good.
  2. portersdad71

    portersdad71 Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2012 Louisiana

    Oxford companion
  3. jonmacklin

    jonmacklin Initiate (155) Sep 21, 2010 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Brewing Up a Business by Sam Calagione. Part beer book, part business book, part motivational book. a good and interesting read so far.
  4. barleywinefiend

    barleywinefiend Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2007 Washington

    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)
  5. rob133

    rob133 Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2009 California

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

    notchucknorris Poo-Bah (1,910) May 28, 2010 California
    Subscriber Beer Trader

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

    jageraholic Disciple (392) Sep 16, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Craft Beer Bar Mitzvah. The story about Shmaltz Brewing. Interesting, funny and a good story about the problems and milestones of starting a business.
  8. BigPlay1824

    BigPlay1824 Initiate (0) Oct 13, 2010 New York

    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
  9. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2011 California

    Ashville Beer by Anne Fitten Glenn. Pretty decent thusfar, and explains the Ashville boom as of late.
  10. InfernoBoss

    InfernoBoss Zealot (581) Apr 7, 2011 California

    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.
  11. danoeltico

    danoeltico Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2011 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    I might have to check this one out next! The Asheville area is awesome!
  12. nickapalooza86

    nickapalooza86 Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2010 Wisconsin

    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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  13. njhopspop

    njhopspop Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2010 New Jersey

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

    njhopspop Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2010 New Jersey

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

    stig Initiate (150) Jan 21, 2007 Minnesota
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    Wild Brews by Jeff Sparrow
  16. Jwale73

    Jwale73 Poo-Bah (3,561) Aug 15, 2007 Rhode Island
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    Re-reading 'Great Beers of Belgium' and ' Good Beer Guide to Belgium' in preparation for my trip in April.
  17. jwheeler87

    jwheeler87 Aspirant (226) Oct 27, 2011 Massachusetts

    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.
  18. jwheeler87

    jwheeler87 Aspirant (226) Oct 27, 2011 Massachusetts

    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.
  19. Savage1005

    Savage1005 Initiate (32) Feb 8, 2012 North Carolina

    North Carolina Craft Beer and Breweries by Erik Lars Myers. Awesome book if you are a carolinian
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  20. patto1ro

    patto1ro Defender (624) Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands

    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.
  21. Puttenham

    Puttenham Initiate (140) Jul 30, 2008 Massachusetts

    "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).
  22. fmccormi

    fmccormi Meyvn (1,299) Oct 24, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    Farmhouse Ales by Phil Markowski.
  23. Hotmetal1

    Hotmetal1 Aspirant (286) Feb 28, 2012 Mississippi
    Beer Trader

    The Brewmaster's Bible
  24. RandyKemka

    RandyKemka Disciple (318) Dec 13, 2011 New York

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

    Blueribbon666 Zealot (596) Jul 4, 2008 Ohio

    Pennsylvania Breweries by Lew Bryson
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  26. Handle

    Handle Initiate (145) Mar 16, 2009 North Carolina

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  27. RockAZ

    RockAZ Disciple (371) Jan 6, 2009 Arizona
    Beer Trader

    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
  28. devlishdamsel

    devlishdamsel Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2009 Washington

  29. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Meyvn (1,302) Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

    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. GodlessWatermelon

    GodlessWatermelon Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2012 Maryland

  31. RyanLigeia

    RyanLigeia Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2011 North Carolina

    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.
  32. bismarksays

    bismarksays Initiate (0) Dec 7, 2008 Iowa

    The Brewmasters Table
  33. randal

    randal Initiate (80) Apr 21, 2004 Colorado

    Brew Like A Monk by Stan Hieronymus, although "The Drawing of the Dark" by Tim Powers may be the best beer story book ever.
  34. LampertLand

    LampertLand Poo-Bah (1,660) Nov 2, 2011 British Columbia (Canada)

    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
  35. rob133

    rob133 Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2009 California

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

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  36. Rosty

    Rosty Initiate (0) Nov 29, 2006 California
    Beer Trader

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

    mporter13 Initiate (0) Jul 13, 2011 Oregon

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

    Mediczod Initiate (0) Aug 2, 2012 New York

    The World Atlas of Beer by Tim Webb and Stephen Beaumont
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