What beer book are you reading right now?

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

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  1. williamjbauer

    williamjbauer Champion (889) Jan 17, 2012 Colorado
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    Loving this book, what a great sense of humor and purpose.
  2. ufmj

    ufmj Initiate (168) Feb 15, 2013 Florida
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  3. thegodfather1076

    thegodfather1076 Devotee (457) Oct 11, 2009 Ohio

    I received this for Christmas...Very cool book!!!

  4. dpjosuns

    dpjosuns Initiate (0) Dec 8, 2009 Illinois

    Steele's IPA book. Though been flipping through Daniel's Designing Great Beers for some recipe questions, and The Oxford Companion to beer for a project I'm working on.
  5. willseph

    willseph Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2011 Illinois

    Re-reading Michael Jackson's Great Beers of Belgium. Got a bunch of beer books for xmas and I'm finally getting around to going through this one and highlighting places I've been and places I need to get to on my next trip.
  6. jtdolla911

    jtdolla911 Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2011 Massachusetts
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    Economics of Beer by JM Swinnen
  7. CBlack85

    CBlack85 Crusader (712) Jul 12, 2009 South Carolina
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    I am about half way through your book. Started reading it today, good stuff.

    by the way, it was good meeting you the other day at the brewery, always good to put a face to a name.
  8. gmrv4

    gmrv4 Initiate (19) Jun 11, 2012 Missouri


    Interesting read.
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  9. Handle

    Handle Initiate (145) Mar 16, 2009 North Carolina

    Thank you very much! It was great meeting you as well. I'm sure I'll see you around town again soon!
  10. Longstaff

    Longstaff Initiate (0) May 23, 2002 Massachusetts

    I'm reading the Hieronymus book right now. Lots of great nuggets of info, facts, homebrewer myth busting, brewer methods,etc. but its kind of disjointed in its flow of info so kind of hard to digest it all. The mitch steele book will be next for me.
  11. danoeltico

    danoeltico Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2011 North Carolina
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    I need to get this one next, tried to find a digital version but couldn't on amazon. I've enjoyed having the digital version of Tasting Beer as it allows me to have it on me all time and I've been able to do quick searches for key words on my phone or iPad.

    Glad to see this thread is still going!
  12. BeerLover99

    BeerLover99 Poo-Bah (1,607) Dec 13, 2008 Illinois

    I need to get back into reading up more on BEER!
    Currently half way through this, not totally about beer. If you like either
    travel/hiking/outdoors, golf, Ireland, history, or beer this is fun!

  13. zekeman17

    zekeman17 Defender (688) Feb 14, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    Just found (and ordered) them on Amazon, thanks for the recommendation.
    I just finished Last Call by Daniel Okrent, a history of Prohibition.
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  14. mammal33

    mammal33 Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2012 Georgia
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    'Lagunitus The Story' (so you want to start a brewery) by Tony Magee.....

    Great book.....diggin' it.
  15. Skunkdrool

    Skunkdrool Devotee (448) Jul 31, 2010 California
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    Just finished "Wild Brews". Excellent book and a wealth of knowledge toward Cicerone. Starting "Designing Great Beer" next
  16. BlueRogue

    BlueRogue Disciple (342) May 1, 2011 Maine

  17. leezy

    leezy Initiate (66) Sep 13, 2009 Minnesota
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    Tasting Beer by Randy Mosher
    Oxford Companion to Beer - Garrett Oliver
    and The Brewmaster's Table - Garrett Oliver
    on a weekly rotation
  18. LampertLand

    LampertLand Poo-Bah (1,731) Nov 2, 2011 British Columbia (Canada)

    Just finished 'Craft Beer Revolution' by Joe Wiebe the thirsty writer , (http://www.thirstywriter.com/)
    a insider's guide to BC Breweries , a good read for those intrested in BC craft beer
  19. halo21

    halo21 Initiate (0) Oct 12, 2004 New York

  20. mendonjoebeer

    mendonjoebeer Aspirant (261) Nov 9, 2010 New York

    Just finished The Audacity of Hops by Tom Acitelli, a rather new book about the history of the craft beer industry. Highly recommended.
  21. craft_shannie

    craft_shannie Devotee (481) Nov 9, 2012 Indiana
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    1,000 beers you must taste before you die.

    On my bedside table; it's a light read so I can hammer out a couple a night.
  22. Lantern

    Lantern Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2011

    Brewing Up A Business
  23. reverseapachemaster

    reverseapachemaster Aspirant (244) Sep 21, 2012 Texas
    Beer Trader

    I am rereading For the Love of Hops.
  24. patto1ro

    patto1ro Zealot (526) Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands

    Government Intervention in the Brewing Industry.
  25. KCAS81

    KCAS81 Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2011 Rhode Island

    Also reading Tasting Beer by Randy Mosher... really helped w/ Cicerone (Level 1). Next up, the Audacity of Hops: the History of America's Craft Beer Revolution by Tom Acitelli. I read an excerpt in a magazine and really enjoyed it.
  26. palmdalethriller

    palmdalethriller Initiate (0) Dec 26, 2007 California

    I just ordered this from amazon a day or two ago. Looking forward to it.
  27. Nutwood

    Nutwood Aspirant (232) Jun 30, 2012 Kentucky

    (doh) I need to get back to my goal of having a beer book going all the time in addition to my regualr reading.
  28. KCAS81

    KCAS81 Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2011 Rhode Island

    The part I read was very focused on Anchor Steam/ Sierra Nevada, etc. My only hope is that CA is not the entire focus of the book. I'd like to see the North-North-West and North-East get some love too.
  29. palmdalethriller

    palmdalethriller Initiate (0) Dec 26, 2007 California

    Obviously I haven't read it yet as I just ordered it, but it doesn't seem to be the case. It worries me to be honest, as I have a book covering similar (not the exact same though) topics coming out next year. His seems to be focused more on the history while mine focuses on the present, but like I said - I haven't read this yet. Still very excited to get my copy of Acitelli's book though.
  30. KCAS81

    KCAS81 Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2011 Rhode Island

    I find all the craft beer books to be an interesting phenomenon, as it must be most difficult to write and release a relevant book, in a timely enough fashion, that can keep up with the pace of growth (and sometimes failure) in the industry.
    May I ask what the topic of your book is? And best of luck!
  31. WelshBrewer

    WelshBrewer Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2013 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    Oxford Companion to Beer, different subjects.
  32. mendonjoebeer

    mendonjoebeer Aspirant (261) Nov 9, 2010 New York

    You won't be disappointed- he does a good job of covering the nation. Many short little chapters/stories make it hard to put down.
  33. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,147) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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  34. hellhammermario

    hellhammermario Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2012 North Carolina

    Tasting Beer by Randy Mosher. Semi-thinking about doing the Certified Beer Server exam in the coming months. Maybe, maybe not. Definitely lots of good information.
  35. Kenzie

    Kenzie Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2013 Utah

    I've been on How to Brew for the past four months. The Brewmaster's Table is another one that has been sitting on my coffee table for quite awhile now. I enjoy reading it but it is a lot of information to take in.
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