Thursday, January 17, 2013

Recommended Literature for the Nightstand

Like to read? The following books are quite informative and offer good insight. These are my recommendations on what you should get your hands on; regardless of how knowledgeable you may be, it never hurts to learn more. On the flip-side, all these books provide the perfect avenue for the "newbie" that wants to gain more traction on the subject. This list will be updated periodically. Check back sporadically for more fine recommendations. Enjoy!!

Literature I Have Read and Recommend 

  • "Tasting Beer: An Insider's Guide to the World's Greatest Drink" by Randy Mosher
  • "The Brewmaster's Table: Discovering the Pleasures of Real Beer with Real Food" by Garrett Oliver
  • "The Oxford Companion to Beer" by Garrett Oliver
  • "Designing Great Beers: The Ultimate Guide to Brewing Classic Beer Styles" by Ray Daniels
  • "Brewing Up a Business: Adventures in Beer from the Founder of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery" by Sam Calagione
  • "How to Brew: Everything You Need To Know To Brew Beer Right The First Time" by John J. Palmer
  • "The Complete Joy of Homebrewing" by Charlie Papazian
  • “The Craft of Stone Brewing Co.: Liquid Lore, Epic Recipes, and Unabashed Arrogance” by Greg Koch, Steve Wagner, and Randy Clemens
  • “The Homebrewer's Garden: How to Easily Grow, Prepare, and Use Your Own Hops, Malts, Brewing Herbs” by Joe Fisher and Dennis Fisher

On Queue to Read

  • "Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation” (Brewing Elements Series) by Jamil Zainasheff and Chris White

Wish list

  • “IPA: Brewing Techniques, Recipes and the Evolution of India Pale Ale” by Mitch Steele
  • “Michael Jackson's Beer Companion: Revised and Updated” by Michael Jackson
  • “For The Love of Hops: The Practical Guide to Aroma, Bitterness and the Culture of Hops” (Brewing Elements Series) by Stan Hieronymus
  • “Water: A Comprehensive Guide for Brewers” (Brewing Elements Series) by John Palmer and Colin Kaminski