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Brewing Local: American-Grown Beer

Explore Local Flavor Using Cultivated and Foraged Ingredients Americans have brewed beers using native ingredients since pre-Columbian times, and a new wave of brewers has always been at the forefront of the locavore movement. Brewers…Read more

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30th Anniversary Celebration & Giveaway of 30 Books

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Jean-Xavier Guinard

Born on the 4th of July, 1961, and bred in Paris, France, Dr. Jean-Xavier Guinard has lived in the United States and enjoyed the fireworks for his birthday since 1983. Guinard holds a degree in…Read more


Lambic is back!

Lambic is one of Brewers Publications’ most requested out-of-print books. Now you can get it as an e-book! After studying this unusual, fruity beer style extensively in Belgium and at the University of California-Davis Department of…Read more

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Free Craft Beer Deconstructed Poster

Give your brewing library a boost AND spice up your brewhouse, taproom or home bar. Buy any Brewers Publications book from the Brewers Association store and receive a free poster with your book. Shop now…Read more

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Your Favorite Brewers Publications Are Available as E-Books

As of October 2016, 33 titles from Brewers Publications are available for purchase for Amazon Kindle e-readers and the free Kindle app (which you can download for your Android and/or Apple iOS devices). More titles are being added all the…Read more

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E-Books! E-Books! E-Books!

As of October 2016, 31 titles from Brewers Publications are available for purchase for Amazon Kindle e-readers and the free Kindle app (which you can download for your Android and/or Apple iOS devices). More titles are being added all the…Read more

Peter Bouckaert, brewmaster at New Belgium Brewing Company

Peter Bouckaert

Prior to relocating to the U.S. in 1996 to become New Belgium Brewing Company’s brewmaster in Ft. Collins, CO, Peter brewed for a decade at Brewery Rodenbach. When Peter joined New Belgium, the company’s portfolio…Read more

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Wood & Beer: A Brewer’s Guide

The use of wooden vessels for storage, transportation, fermentation or aging of beer is deeply rooted in history. Today’s talented brewers are innovating, experimenting and enthusiastically embracing the seemingly mystical complexity of flavors and aromas…Read more

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How to Brew

How to Brew: Everything You Need to Know to Brew Beer Right the First Time By John Palmer #1 Best Seller in Beer on Amazon How to Brew is the definitive book on making quality…Read more

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Brewery Essentials

From Planning to Quality, We’re Here to Lend a Hand Starting your own brewery is exciting and, let’s be honest, a tiny bit terrifying. These two tomes are here to help.   Quality Management: Essential…Read more

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Wood and Beer: A Brewer’s Guide

The use of wooden vessels for storage, transportation, fermentation or aging of beer is deeply rooted in history. Today’s talented brewers are innovating, experimenting and enthusiastically embracing the seemingly mystical complexity of flavors and aromas derived from wood.…Read more

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Holiday Gifts for Brewers

For the Love of Hops: The Practical Guide to Aroma, Bitterness and the Culture of Hops By Stan Hieronymus For the Love of Hops expertly explains the nature of hops, their origins, and how brewers maximize…Read more

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Quality Management: An Essential Guide for Brewers

Craft beer sales are flourishing across the U.S. and breweries are opening at a rapid rate. Without a continual emphasis on producing the highest quality beer, the health of the entire craft brewing industry is…Read more

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Mary Pellettieri

Mary Pellettieri’s brewing and beverage industry career spans more than two decades. She served as chemist and microbiologist at the Siebel Institute brewing school in Chicago, where she also taught Sensory Management. Later she managed…Read more

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Share Your #Hopslove for a Chance to Win!

Contest is closed! Stay tuned for the results! (You can still share your #hopslove, of course.) Tweet your love of hops using hashtag #hopslove for a chance to win one of three copies of For…Read more

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Refreshing Summer Reads for Beer Geeks

Brewing with Wheat: The ‘Wit’ and ‘Weizen’ of World Wheat Beer Styles By Stan Hieronymus Author Stan Hieronymus visits the ancestral homes of the world’s most interesting styles—Hoegaarden, Kelheim, Leipzig, Berlin and even Portland, Oregon—to sort…Read more

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Give Dad the Gift of Great Beer

How To Brew: Everything You Need to Know to Brew Beer Right the First Time By John Palmer For dads who are just getting into homebrewing. How to Brew is the definitive book on making…Read more

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Modern Homebrew Recipes

Craft beer is about innovation, discovery and interpretation. Homebrewing is about all that and more! As the beer scene evolves, so do the beer styles we know and love. In Modern Homebrew Recipes, Grandmaster Beer…Read more

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Brewing Elements Series

Malt: A Practical Guide from Field to Brewhouse By John Mallett Brewers often call malt the soul of beer. The fourth and final installment in the Brewing Elements series, Malt: A Practical Guide from Field…Read more

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Last-Minute Holiday Picks for Hopheads

For the Love of Hops: The Practical Guide to Aroma, Bitterness and the Culture of Hops By Stan Hieronymus For the Love of Hops expertly explains the nature of hops, their origins, and how brewers…Read more

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Holiday Picks for the New Homebrewer

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the new or aspiring homebrewer in your life? Look no further! Give the gift of brewing knowledge. Order before December 12 to ensure holiday delivery. Brewing Classic Styles:…Read more

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Malt: A Practical Guide from Field to Brewhouse

Brewers often call malt the soul of beer. Fourth in the Brewing Elements series, Malt: A Practical Guide from Field to Brewhouse delves into the intricacies of this key ingredient used in virtually all beers.…Read more

Author John Mallett at Bell's Brewery.

John Mallett

John Mallett has managed all beer production for award-winning Bell’s Brewery, Inc. in Kalamazoo, Mich. since 2001, leading many of its brands to near cult status among beer enthusiasts. Throughout his 26-year professional brewing career,…Read more


American Sour Beers: Innovative Techniques for Mixed Fermentations

One of the most exciting and dynamic segments of today’s brewing scene is American-brewed sour beers, with craft brewers and homebrewers alike adapting traditional European techniques to create some of the world’s most distinctive and…Read more

Author Michael Tonsmeire

Michael Tonsmeire

Michael Tonsmeire is an award-winning homebrewer and certified beer judge, and has written on sour beers for various magazines. He most recently developed the recipes and grew the microbes for the sour beer program at…Read more

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Colin Kaminski

Colin Kaminski discovered brewing while briefly dating a woman with a degree in fermentation science from UC Davis. Using one of his first three batches of homebrew, Kaminski applied and was hired at Beer, Beer…Read more


Water: A Comprehensive Guide for Brewers

Water is arguably the most critical and least understood of the foundation elements in brewing beer. Water: A Comprehensive Guide for Brewers, third in Brewers Publications’ Brewing Elements series, takes the mystery out of water’s…Read more

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Book Signings

Great American Beer Festival® – Book Signing Schedule Denver | October 6-8, 2016  | The Beer Geek bookstore at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) stocks perennial favorites and the latest bestsellers from Brewers Publications and…Read more

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The Brewers Association’s Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery

Starting a successful brewery takes more than heart. The Brewers Association’s Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery delivers essential industry knowledge to brewers aspiring to chart their own course. This comprehensive guide will help you…Read more


For the Love of Hops: The Practical Guide to Aroma, Bitterness and the Culture of Hops

For the Love of Hops expertly explains the nature of hops, their origins, and how brewers maximize their positive attributes throughout the brewing process. Author Stan Hieronymus starts with the basics of hop chemistry, then…Read more

Mitch Steele

Mitch Steele

Mitch Steele is the brewmaster for Stone Brewing Co. Since graduating from UC Davis in 1984 with a fermentation science degree, he has brewed at some of the largest and smallest breweries in the world.…Read more


IPA: Brewing Techniques, Recipes and the Evolution of India Pale Ale

Explore the evolution of one of craft beer’s most popular styles, India pale ale. Loaded with brewing tips from some of the country’s best brewers, IPA covers techniques from water treatment to hopping procedures. Included are 48…Read more

Author David Sutula

David Sutula

Author of Mild Ale, David Sutula started homebrewing in college. After a stint as a professional brewer, Sutula opened his own ad agency and after 7 years of paying for beer finally went back to homebrewing.…Read more

Author George Fix

George Fix

The late George Fix will be remembered as a pioneer in finite element methods and phase field methods, and for numerous other contributions to numerical analysis and applied mathematics. George had a second concurrent and distinguished career as a practitioner and scientist in the brewing of beer. …Read more


Brewing Classic Styles: 80 Winning Recipes Anyone Can Brew

Homebrewing gurus John Palmer and Jamil Zainasheff give guidance to brewers interested in reproducing 80-plus competition styles and classic beer styles for their own enjoyment or to enter into competitions.…Read more


How To Brew: Everything You Need to Know to Brew Beer Right the First Time

How to Brew is the definitive book on making quality beers at home from simple instructions for making your first beer to the seasoned home brewer working with all-grain, this book has something for you. …Read more


New Brewing Lager Beer: The Most Comprehensive Book for Home and Microbrewers

New Brewing Lager Beer is the classic treatise on brewing lagers, offering a thorough yet practical education on the theory and techniques and all-grain brewing.…Read more

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Pete Slosberg

He has been called a brewing maverick, a brilliant entrepreneur, an iconoclast, and a marketing icon. Pete Slosberg founded Pete’s Brewing Company in 1986, distributing Pete’s Wicked Ale.…Read more

Jamil Zainasheff

Jamil Zainasheff

Jamil Zainasheff has co-authored two books, Brewing Classic Styles (Brewer’s Publications, 2007) and Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation (Brewers Publications, 2010). Jamil most recently opened Heretic Brewing Company, a 30-barrel brewery in the East Bay region of California’s San Fr…Read more

Chris White

Chris White

Chris White earned his Ph.D. on yeast biochemistry at UC San Diego. He founded White Labs as a yeast and fermentation laboratory for brewers in 1995 and co-authored Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation with Jamil Zainasheff in 2010.…Read more

Author Dick Cantwell

Dick Cantwell

Dick Cantwell is among the most well-respected and experienced craft brewers, co-founding Elysian Brewing Company in 1996, where he served as head brewer until its sale to Anheuser-Busch in 2015. During his tenure, Elysian was…Read more

Stephen Beaumont

Stephen Beaumont

Stephen Beaumont is one of the world’s most authoritative voices on beer today, as well as a widely recognized writer on spirits, food, cocktails and travel. He is the author of five books on beer including Stephen Beaumont’s Brewpub Cookbook (Brewers Publications, 1998).…Read more

Michael Lewis

Dr. Michael J. Lewis

Professor Emeritus Michael J. Lewis, Ph.D. F.I. Brew. conducted the program in Brewing Science at the University of California, Davis since 1962. He accepted emeritus status in 1995 but remains active in the profession; he is the academic director of brewing programs in University of California Davi…Read more

John Palmer

John Palmer

How to Brew author John Palmer was born and raised in Midland, Michigan. He is author of the bestseller How to Brew: Everything You Need to Know to Brew Beer Right the First Time and co-author with friend and homebrewer Jamil Zainasheff for Brewing Classic Styles.…Read more

Darryl Richman

Darryl Richman

Darryl Richman’s articles have been published in the pages of Zymurgy, Beer and Brewing series books, Brewing Techniques and The Celebrator. He is author of Bock, one of Brewers Publications’ Classic Beer Style Series.…Read more

Lucy Saunders

Lucy Saunders

Lucy Saunders is the author of The Best of American Beer and Food and editor of She thinks of beer as food and has championed the presence of craft beer at the American table for over 20 years. She now lectures and conducts tasting classes at cooking schools, retailers and non-profit g…Read more

Author Horst Dornbusch

Horst Dornbusch

Horst Dornbusch is a well-known consultant in the international brewing industry as well as a leading author and speaker about beer. He has written three books: Bavarian Helles (2000), Altbier (1999), and PROST! The Story of German Beer (1997) for Brewers Publications and recently was co-editor of …Read more

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Eric Warner

Eric holds the degree ‘Diplom-Braumeister’ from the Technical University of Munich at Weihenstephan. Author of German Wheat Beer, a Classic Beer Style Series book, Eric worked in the US and in Europe at several breweries and visited scores of others. Most notably he worked at Brewery Widmann a…Read more

Jeff Sparrow

Jeff Sparrow

Jeff Sparrow is the author of Wild Brews: Beer Beyond the Influence of Brewers Yeast, as well as a free-lance beer writer. Most recently, he won a gold medal in the American-Belgo category at the 2011 Great American Beer Festival while collaborating with Haymarket Pub & Brewery in Chicago.…Read more

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Dave Miller

Dave Miller brewed his first batch of homebrew in 1975 and won Homebrewer of the Year when his Dutch Pilsner was judged Best of Show in 1981. Miller is author of Home Brewing for Americans, the first American book to deal with advanced all-grain brewing techniques. He also authored Continental Pils…Read more

Greg Noonan

Greg Noonan

Greg Noonan was a pioneer in home-brewing methodology, an acclaimed brewing author, a co-founder of one of the first brewpubs in New England, an innovator in professional brewing techniques and a truly great publican. Noonan authored New Brewing Lager Beer for Brewers Publications.…Read more

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Dan Rabin

Dan Rabin

Dan Rabin is an award-winning freelance beer and travel journalist from Boulder, Colorado. He is co-author of the Dictionary of Beer and Brewing (Brewers Publications, 1998) and numerous magazines, papers and journals as well as being an award-winning homebrewer.…Read more

Stan Hieronymus

Stan Hieronymus

Stan Hieronymus is a professional journalist and amateur brewer who has made beer his beat since 1993. The editor at, he’s written hundreds of articles for periodicals, co-authored four books with his wife, Daria Labinsky, written Brewing with Wheat (2010) and Brew like a Monk (2005) …Read more

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Brewers Publications (BP) supports the mission of the Brewers Association by publishing books of enduring value for amateur and professional brewers as well as titles that promote understanding and appreciation of American craft beer. BP…Read more


Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation

Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation is a resource for brewers of all experience levels. The authors adeptly cover yeast selection, storage and handling of yeast cultures, how to culture yeast, the art of rinsing/washing yeast cultures and much more.…Read more

Best of American Beer and Food

The Best of American Beer and Food: Pairing & Cooking with Craft Beer

Explore the art of pairing flavorful beers with specific foods and experiment with recipes that incorporate beer, using the various flavors available from today’s ales and lagers as food flavor components.…Read more


Brew Like a Monk: Trappist, Abbey and Strong Belgian Ales and How to Brew Them

Brew Like a Monk delves into monastic brewing, detailing this rich-flavored region of the beer world. It also examines methods for brewing these unique ales suited to commercial and amateur brewers. …Read more


Wild Brews: Beer Beyond the Influence of Brewer’s Yeast

When brewers allow organisms other than Saccharomyces yeast to influence the taste of their ales, a new family of flavors enters the beer vocabulary. Wild Brews explores the world of Lambics, Flanders red and brown beers…Read more


Farmhouse Ales: Culture and Craftsmanship in the Belgian Tradition

Farmhouse Ales defines these Saison and Biere de Garde brews in modern and historical terms while guiding today’s brewers toward credible and enjoyable reproductions of these old world classics.…Read more


Radical Brewing: Recipes, Tales and World-Altering Meditations in a Glass

Recipes, tales and world-altering mediations in a glass! Veteran brewer, American Homebrewers Association Board of Advisor and creative genius Randy Mosher delivers an entertaining look at beer history and culture along with a no-nonsense approach to the art of innovative brewing.…Read more


The Compleat Meadmaker: Home Production of Honey Wine From Your First Batch to Award-winning Fruit and Herb Variations

Home production of honey wine from your first batch to award-winning fruit and herb variations.…Read more


Standards of Brewing: A Practical Approach to Consistency and Excellence

Standards of Brewing covers the principles and practices of brewery quality so that brewers can establish or audit their own programs and procedures for producing consistent, high quality beer.…Read more


Bike & Brew America: Midwest Region

VeloPress’s Bike and Brew America series pairs a region’s best mountain bike trails with its finest brewpubs. Each chapter is organized by state, with this edition covering North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.…Read more


Bike & Brew America: Rocky Mountain Region

Bike & Brew America: Rocky Mountain covers Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Montana and each itinerary guarantees a great day of biking and a great night of eating and drinking.…Read more


Independence Days

In each of the stories, the author brings to life ordinary experiences that are universal. At their center is one peripheral, almost subliminal but unifying element. Beer. It is the catalyst that forges friendships, diffuses,…Read more


Principles of Brewing Science: A Study of Serious Brewing Issues – 2nd Edition

Principles of Brewing Science is an indispensable reference which applies the practical language of science to the art of brewing.…Read more


Beer in America: The Early Years 1587-1840

A definitive and fresh account of the role of beer in our country’s founding and formative years. Beginning with the colonial era and ending with America’s emergence as an industrial power.…Read more


Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers: The Secrets of Ancient Fermentation

Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers explores the mystery, folklore, and healing power of ancient fermentation. This is the first comprehensive book ever written on the sacred aspects of indigenous, historical psychotropic and herbal healing beers of the world.…Read more


Dictionary of Beer and Brewing (Second Edition)

The Dictionary of Beer and Brewing presents 2,500 technical, historical, and cultural beer-related terms and definitions gathered from around the world.…Read more


Beer for Pete’s Sake: The Wicked Adventures of a Brewing Maverick

Pete Slosberg has given a face to the craft-brewing movement as Pete’s Wicked Ale. But who is Pete really? In Beer for Pete’s Sake, Pete tells all. He talks about his passion for beer (and…Read more


Stephen Beaumont’s Brewpub Cookbook: 100 Great Recipes from 30 Famous North American Brewpubs

Nowhere is the marriage of beer and food sweeter than in the brewpubs of North America. From award-winning writer and author of the best-selling Great Canadian Beer Guide, comes an exceptional cookbook filled with 100 recipes for elegant brewpub cuisine.…Read more


Prost! The Story of German Beer

Trace the 3,000-year-old story of German beer from its turbid beginnings among tribal bands in the forests to the crisp, clean gems we drink today. Discover German beer’s subtle secrets–find out what makes it special and sets it apart.…Read more


A Year of Beer: 260 Seasonal Homebrew Recipes

Use the brewing calendar and 260 homebrew recipes for a wide variety of beer styles at just the right time of year. Compiled by Amahl Turczyn.…Read more


Designing Great Beers: The Ultimate Guide to Brewing Classic Beer Styles

An indispensable guide intended for brewers interested in formulating their own beers based on classic styles, modern techniques, and their own vision of the perfect beer…Read more


Victory Beer Recipes: America’s Best Homebrew

Brew and enjoy 128 new award-winning recipes from the AHA National Homebrew Competition, 1989 to 1993. From the lively flavor of A Peek Under the Kilt Scotch ale to the sensuous bite of Lady of the Morning continental dark bock, these recipes will thrill your taste buds and tune your brewing skills…Read more


Evaluating Beer

From defining off-flavors to analyzing competition-winning beers, this book will help you develop your tasting and evaluating skills. Evaluating Beers is perfect for beer judges, advanced homebrewers and brewing professionals.…Read more


Brewing Better Beer: Master Lessons for Advanced Homebrewers

Brewing Better Beer is a comprehensive look at technical, practical and creative homebrewing advice from Gordon Strong, three-time winner of the coveted National Homebrew Competition Ninkasi Award. Discover techniques, philosophy, recipes and tips that will help you take your homebrew to the next le…Read more


Smoked Beers: History, Brewing Techniques, Recipes (Classic Beer Style Series, 18)

For centuries smoke-flavored beers survived modernization in a small enclave centered around Bamberg, Germany. Today new examples are being made by brewers throughout the US. Enjoy the history, culture and brewing of these wonderful beers with this informative volume.…Read more


Pale Ale: History, Brewing, Techniques, Recipes (Second Edition)

Never before has the evolution of pale ale been so thoroughly explored. Terry Foster pays proper homage to this distinctive ale and the sub-styles it has spawned. This all-new revised and expanded edition includes a new section on American IPA’s, pale ales and amber ales.…Read more


Mild Ale: History, Brewing, Techniques, Recipes (Classic Beer Style)

The Classic Beer Style Series from Brewers Publications examines individual world-class beer styles, covering origins, history, sensory profiles, brewing techniques and commercial examples.…Read more


Brown Ale: History, Brewing Techniques, Recipes

Brown ale has come a long way since its murky beginnings as the first beer style ever produced. Jam-packed with historical and technical brewing information, Brown Ale is not only an excellent reference, but a fascinating read as well. It is number 14 in Brewers Publications’ Classic Beer Style Seri…Read more


Kolsch: History, Brewing Techniques, Recipes

Kolsch offers in-depth information on the history, flavor profile, brewing methods, recipes and ingredients of this delicate golden ale. Warner includes some tried-and-true recipes, and a listing of where to go in Cologne, Germany, to enjoy an authentic “Kolsch experience.”…Read more


Altbier: History, Brewing Techniques and Recipes

Altbier is considered Germany’s oldest and most famous beer style. This book explains how monks and nuns brewed it in Düsseldorf centuries ago, and how to brew one today. Altbier covers brewing processes, flavor profile, recipes and much more.…Read more


Barley Wine: History, Brewing Techniques and Recipes

Learn the brewing secrets for hearty barley wines. Discover its rich history. Find out why it’s called a “wine.” Includes barley wine recipes from some of the industry’s most respected brewers. The eleventh title in Brewers Publications’ critically acclaimed Classic Beer Style Series.…Read more


Stout (Classic Beer Style Series)

In Stout, Michael Lewis, Ph.D, traces the changing view of this popular beer style from a medicinal tonic to its glorified position in today’s beer world. Lewis covers the style completely – from history and commercial examples to recipes for home and professional brewing.…Read more


Bock (Classic Beer Style Series)

A comprehensive look at this once-forgotten beer style, Bock (by Darryl Richman), covers the history, style profiles, procedures and recipes of this unique family of beers. You’ll find everything you need to understand, appreciate and brew bock in this book.…Read more


Scotch Ale (Classic Beer Style Series)

In Scotch Ale, Greg Noonan presents keen insights into yeast, hops, malts, water and brewing conditions that will help you achieve a superior batch of Scotch ale.…Read more


German Wheat Beer (Classic Beer Style Series)

Warner, graduate of the prestigious Weihenstephan school of brewing in Germany, guides you through the history, tradition and profiles of wheat beer. This is a thoroughly researched book that teaches history, techniques of brewing and recipe profiles of original wheat beers. It explores this German …Read more


Belgian Ale (Classic Beer Style Series)

Pierre Rajotte has traveled the globe in search of the ultimate brew and found that Belgian ale is the pinnacle of artistic brewing complexity. Discover the importance of sugar, top-fermenting yeasts and Belgian hops to the success of this intricate, traditional ale.…Read more


Porter (Classic Beer Style Series)

A brewing veteran and renowned expert on British beers, Terry Foster has written the only in-depth book on brewing this classic style with modern ingredients and equipment. Porter reviews the history of George Washington’s favorite beer and teaches you how to create this rich, full-bodied ale for y…Read more