Beer and Books – A Perfect Match

Reading has always been an important part of my well-being. I have found that much like my beer palate is ever changing, my choice of books has as well.

The weather in NC has been turning warm and sitting on the patio reading is where I want to be on a lazy Sunday morning.

There are so many wonderful beer centric books out in the world it is hard to pin down the ones that you must have on the shelf.  So, to help you in that journey I have picked out 3 that I think everyone should read and even own.

  • Beyond the Pale by Ken Grossman: this is the true story of how Sierra Nevada was founded and why this brewery has stood the test of time. I know that my first craft beer was a Pale Ale and to learn about how that beer was created intrigued me more. This is not a very long book so grab a chair, a beer, and get ready for a great read.
  • Tasting Beer: An Insider’s Guide to the World’s Greatest Drink by Randy Mosher: this book is the go-to for learning how to taste the beverage we all love and appreciate. There are guides on how to serve beer properly and how to also pair beer with food. It is interesting to learn how different ingredients will change the taste and smell of beer. This book will help you dial in on how you taste and even look at craft beer.
  • The Brewmaster’s Bible: The Gold Standard for Home Brewers by Stephen Snyder: this is the definitive guide for home brewing. This book features recipes for many styles and they are all laid out in easy to follow charts.
    Each recipe gives you ingredients as well as the beginning and ending specific gravity of the beer you are creating. This book makes me want to get outside and start brewing on my own.

Books can take you away on journeys you may never have a chance to explore.  Beer books are no exception to this rule.


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