When it comes to beer, there’s a lot to learn. Whether you want to learn how to start your own brewery, or just what you should serve with an IPA, chances are there’s a book for that. We scoured the web and our own personal bookshelves to create this epic list of some of the world’s best beer books. Take a look at some of the options out there, and get to reading!
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Like the popular Wine Bible, the Beer Bible is a comprehensive guide to the world of beer. The book takes a look at how the craft beer movement got its start and offers insight into the world of beer that can be enjoyed by beer enthusiasts at every level.
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Apple fritters with an amber ale sauce? Pork chops marinated in IPA? Yes, please! The Craft Beer Cook Book is packed with 100 unique recipes for cooking some pretty delicious stuff with a variety of different beers.
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Sam Calagione knows beer. Read how he turned his dream of owning a brewery into Dogfish Head, arguably one of the best craft breweries out there.
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This is one bedtime story we can get behind.
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Thinking about getting started homebrewing?How To Brew is a great resource for beginning brewers, and can take you through the process from start to finish in easy to understand language.
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Drink your way around the world with The World Atlas of Beer. The book offers an in-depth history of beer as well as an overview of 500 of the greatest beers from around the world.
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Want to be a beer geek? Joshua M. Bernstein breaks down beer into 12 easy to understand courses. Each class has its own tasting experiment where you'll learn the distinct differences better different beers, and move closer to geekdom.
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If you're a home brewer, then Clone Brews in a must own. The book contains 200 different recipes for replicating popular craft beers such as Magic Hat #9, Chimay Red, and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Even if you don't want to replicate something, the recipes can be a great jumping off point for creating your own.
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The Oxford Companion to Beer features 1,100 entries written by 166 of the world's most prominent beer experts abut everything from the brewing process to the social and political implications of sharing a beer with another person. It's a fascinating read, and an awesome gift.
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Lagunitas is one of the most-known craft breweries out there. Read how it all got started in this book by the brewery's founder and owner Tony Magee.