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Books and supplies for homebrewers and craft beer lovers

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Modern Lager Beer: Techniques, Processes, and Recipes By Jack Hendler, Joe Connolly Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781938469824
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: Brewers Publications - April 1st, 2024

The idea of crisp, pale lagers may have roots in 19th century Bohemia, but lager beer is far older and richly complex. Since Pilsner beer took the world by storm, lager beer has become a household term and a commercial behemoth before taking root among homebrewers and craft brewers.


Brewery Safety: Principles, Processes, and People By Matt Stinchfield Cover Image
$134.16
ISBN: 9781938469749
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: Brewers Publications - August 22nd, 2023

Brewers of all sizes should uphold the value of safety alongside their edgy brands and creative and carefully crafted beers and other beverages. It's the responsibility of all brewery employees to assess hazards, learn how to control or eliminate them, and to document and train each other on the safest ways to perform tasks.


Beer for Dummies By Marty Nachel, Steve Ettlinger (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Marty Nachel, Steve Ettlinger (Contribution by)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781394159116
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: For Dummies - February 7th, 2023

Become fluent in the universal language of beer


Gluten-Free Brewing: Techniques, Processes, and Ingredients for Crafting Flavorful Beer By Robert Keifer Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781938469756
Availability: In Print, but things might get a little weird and there may be a long wait
Published: Brewers Publications - September 26th, 2022

The ubiquity of gluten-containing grains, such as barley, wheat, and rye, in modern-day brewing has prevented many potential consumers from fully enjoying the craft beer revolution.


The Botany of Beer: An Illustrated Guide to More Than 500 Plants Used in Brewing (Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary H) By Giuseppe Caruso, Kosmos Srl (Translator), Marika Josephson (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Giuseppe Caruso, Kosmos Srl (Translator), Marika Josephson (Foreword by)
$34.95
ISBN: 9780231201582
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: Columbia University Press - September 6th, 2022

From mass-produced lagers to craft-brewery IPAs, from beers made in Trappist monasteries according to traditional techniques to those created by innovative local brewers seeking to capture regional terroir, the world of beer boasts endless varieties. The diversity of beer does not only reflect the differences among the people and cultures who brew this beverage.


The Chemistry of Beer: The Science in the Suds By Roger Barth Cover Image
$40.56
ISBN: 9781119783336
Availability: In Print, but things might get a little weird and there may be a long wait
Published: Wiley - August 16th, 2022

The Chemistry of BEER

An Engaging Introduction to Chemistry with a Popular Theme


Homebrewing for Dummies By Marty Nachel Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781119891277
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: For Dummies - August 9th, 2022

Get hoppin' with this guide to microbrewing your own beer


Brewing with Hemp: The Essential Guide By Ross Koenigs Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781938469770
Availability: In Print, but things might get a little weird and there may be a long wait
Published: Brewers Publications - July 25th, 2022

The Beer Brewing Guide: The Ebc Quality Handbook for Small Breweries By Christopher McGreger, Nancy McGreger Cover Image
$75.00
ISBN: 9789401479790
Availability: In Print, but things might get a little weird and there may be a long wait
Published: Lannoo Publishers - October 15th, 2021

The ideal guide for the advanced home brewer who wants to learn everything about brewing processes, maintenance and analysis. Written in collaboration with the European Trade Association of Brewers.


Brewing with Cannabis: Using THC and CBD in Beer By Keith Villa Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781938469695
Availability: In Print, but things might get a little weird and there may be a long wait
Published: Brewers Publications - August 1st, 2021

Brewing with Cannabis discusses the convergence of marijuana and brewing. Learn methods for de-carboxylation of THC-A into the psychoactive form of THC. Explore adding cannabis and CBD to non-alcoholic beer and homebrew. Delve into cannabinoids and terpenes, learn how they function, their interaction with beer, and how to incorporate them into extract-based and all-grain beer recipes.


Wild Brews: The craft of home brewing, from sour and fruit beers to farmhouse ales By Jaega Wise Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780857837813
Availability: In Print, but things might get a little weird and there may be a long wait
Published: Kyle Books - June 28th, 2022

An inspiring manual that shows you how to brew beers at home using wild fermentation techniques

WINNER BEST DEBUT DRINKS BOOK AWARD FROM FORTNUM & MASON

James Beard Award nominee

Produced using a mixture of naturally occurring yeasts and bacteria, wild fermented beers offer the ‘fine dining’ of the beer world.


Brew Your Own Big Book of Homebrewing, Updated Edition: All-Grain and Extract Brewing * Kegging * 50+ Craft Beer Recipes * Tips and Tricks from the Pros By Brew Your Own Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780760374337
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: Harvard Common Press - May 10th, 2022

This updated edition of the official homebrewing guide from top magazine and website Brew Your Own is packed with recipes, expert advice, step-by-step process photos, ingredient information, and more.

Homebrewers around the world have turned to the experts at Brew Your Own magazine for more than two decades.


The Brew Your Own Big Book of Clone Recipes: Featuring 300 Homebrew Recipes from Your Favorite Breweries By Brew Your Own Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780760357866
Availability: In Print, but things might get a little weird and there may be a long wait
Published: Voyageur Press - May 8th, 2018

For more than two decades, homebrewers around the world have turned to Brew Your Own magazine for the best information on making incredible beer at home.


The Craft Brewery Cookbook: Recipes To Pair With Your Favorite Beers By John Holl, Jon Page (By (photographer)) Cover Image
By John Holl, Jon Page (By (photographer))
$29.95
ISBN: 9781648960321
Availability: In Print, but things might get a little weird and there may be a long wait
Published: Princeton Architectural Press - May 10th, 2022

Enjoy over seventy delicious, seasonal recipes from the country's best independent breweries in this cookbook and beer pairing guide—a must-have book for craft beer lovers, home cooks, and fans of homebrewing.


Hooray for Craft Beer!: An Illustrated Guide to Beer By Em Sauter (Illustrator), Em Sauter Cover Image
By Em Sauter (Illustrator), Em Sauter
$19.95
ISBN: 9781938469732
Availability: In Print, but things might get a little weird and there may be a long wait
Published: Brewers Publications - April 25th, 2022

Using wit and humor and 100% illustrations, Hooray for Craft Beer is an entertaining and informative journey through the history and world of craft beer. Readers will explore every aspect of beer from the ingredients and brewing process to glassware and how to taste beer, as they embark on a whirlwind trip around the world to discover the origin of favorite beer styles.


Beer: A Global Journey Through the Past and Present By John W. Arthur Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780197579800
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - March 4th, 2022

A fascinating exploration of beer, ancient and contemporary, and its role in shaping human society


Beer Pairing: The Essential Guide from the Pairing Pros By Julia Herz, Gwen Conley Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780760375662
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: Voyageur Press - August 17th, 2021

Inspire a lifelong exploration of your senses as you learn to pair beer and food like a pro.

*2016 International Association of Culinary Professionals Award Finalist*

Beer has reclaimed its place at the dinner table. Yet unlike wine, there just aren’t many in-depth resources to guide both beginners and beer geeks in pairing beer with food.


How to Brew: Everything You Need to Know to Brew Great Beer Every Time By John J. Palmer Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781938469350
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: Brewers Publications - June 1st, 2017

How to Brew is the definitive guide to making quality beers at home. Whether you want simple, sure-fire instructions for making your first beer, or you're a seasoned homebrewer working with all-grain batches, this book has something for you. John Palmer adeptly covers the full range of brewing possibilities-accurately, clearly and simply.


The Complete Joy of Homebrewing Fourth Edition: Fully Revised and Updated By Charlie Papazian Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062215758
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 30th, 2014

Fully Revised and Updated, The Complete Joy of Homebrewing is everything you need to know to brew beer at home from start to finish including new recipes, updated charts on hop varieties, secrets to fermentation, beer kit tips, and more—from the master of homebrewing.


Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation (Brewing Elements) By Chris White, Jamil Zainasheff Cover Image
$20.75
ISBN: 9780937381960
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: Brewers Publications - October 16th, 2010

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 and the art of rinsing/washing yeast cultures.


Water: A Comprehensive Guide for Brewers (Brewing Elements) By John J. Palmer, Colin Kaminski Cover Image
$20.75
ISBN: 9780937381991
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: Brewers Publications - October 7th, 2013

Water is arguably the most critical and least understood of the foundation elements in brewing. For many brewers used to choosing from a wide selection of hops and grain, water seems like an ingredient for which they have little choice but to accept what comes out of their faucet.


For the Love of Hops: The Practical Guide to Aroma, Bitterness and the Culture of Hops (Brewing Elements) By Stan Hieronymus Cover Image
$20.75
ISBN: 9781938469015
Availability: Backordered-Email or text (412) 585-2651 for Availability Updates
Published: Brewers Publications - December 16th, 2012

It is difficult to believe that at one time hops were very much the marginalized ingredient of modern beer, until the burgeoning craft beer movement in America reignited the industry's enthusiasm for hop-forward beer.


Malt: A Practical Guide from Field to Brewhouse (Brewing Elements) By John Mallett Cover Image
$20.75
ISBN: 9781938469121
Availability: In Print, but things might get a little weird and there may be a long wait
Published: Brewers Publications - December 30th, 2014

Often playing second fiddle to hops in the minds of craft beer drinkers, malt is the backbone of beer: "No barley, no beer." Malt defines the color, flavor, body, and alcohol of beer and has been cultivated for nearly as long as agriculture has existed.


Brewing Classic Styles: 80 Winning Recipes Anyone Can Brew By Jamil Zainasheff, John J. Palmer Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780937381922
Availability: In Print, but things might get a little weird and there may be a long wait
Published: Brewers Publications - October 8th, 2007

Award-winning brewer Jamil Zainasheff teams up with homebrewing expert John J. Palmer to share award-winning recipes for each of the 80-plus competition styles. Using extract-based recipes for most categories, the duo gives sure-footed guidance to brewers interested in reproducing classic beer styles for their own enjoyment or to enter into competitions.


Designing Great Beers: The Ultimate Guide to Brewing Classic Beer Styles By Ray Daniels Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780937381502
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Published: Brewers Publications - January 26th, 1998

Author Ray Daniels provides the brewing formulas, tables, and information to take your brewing to the next level in this detailed technical manual.


How to Make Hard Seltzer: Refreshing Recipes for Sparkling Libations By Chris Colby Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781938469657
Availability: In Print, but things might get a little weird and there may be a long wait
Published: Brewers Publications - September 7th, 2020

Hard seltzer is a booming category in the world of lifestyle beverages and many craft brewers are lending their artisanal skills to this refreshing beverage. Simple to make and with a wide range of creative flavor additions, hard seltzer is a sparkling alternative for beer lovers looking to give their palate a different experience.


Historical Brewing Techniques: The Lost Art of Farmhouse Brewing By Lars Marius Garshol Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781938469558
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Published: Brewers Publications - April 30th, 2020

Equal parts history, cultural anthropology, social science, and travelogue, this book describes brewing and fermentation techniques that are vastly different from modern craft brewing and preserves them for posterity and exploration. Learn about uncovering an unusual strain of yeast, called kveik, which can ferment a batch to completion in just 36 hours.


Farmhouse Ale Quest: Down the Rabbit-hole: Blog posts 2010-2015 By Lars Marius Garshol Cover Image
$30.12
ISBN: 9781008921412
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Lulu.com - May 28th, 2021

This is the story of how I discovered the existence of a tradition for brewing beer at home that goes back to the Stone Age, and started diving into it. The story is recounted through posts I published on my blog 2010-2015, documenting how I found this type of brewing in isolated areas in Norway and Lithuania.


Viking Age Brew: The Craft of Brewing Sahti Farmhouse Ale By Mika Laitinen, Randy Mosher (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Mika Laitinen, Randy Mosher (Foreword by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781641600477
Availability: In Print, but things might get a little weird and there may be a long wait
Published: Chicago Review Press - June 4th, 2019

Bringing beer history to life, Viking Age Brew takes readers on a lavishly illustrated tour of rustic brewhouses fueled by wood and passion. Sahti is a Nordic farmhouse ale that is still crafted in accordance with ancient traditions dating back to the Viking Age.


Modern Homebrew Recipes: Exploring Styles and Contemporary Techniques By Gordon Strong Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781938469145
Availability: In Print, but things might get a little weird and there may be a long wait
Published: Brewers Publications - June 15th, 2015

Renowned Grandmaster Beer Judge Gordon Strong takes you through his approach to recipe formulation. The more than 100 personal recipes include specific advice and sensory profiles, with insights into the creative process behind each. The author also shares his tips on mashing, hopping, ingredients, and adapting recipes to your set-up.


Mastering Homebrew: The Complete Guide to Brewing Delicious Beer (Beer Brewing Bible, Homebrewing Book) By Randy Mosher Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781452105512
Availability: Backordered-Email or text (412) 585-2651 for Availability Updates
Published: Chronicle Books - February 10th, 2015

From internationally recognized beer-brewing authority Randy Mosher comes the ultimate guide to the craft, for beginners and advanced brewers alike.


Radical Brewing: Recipes, Tales and World-Altering Meditations in a Glass By Randy Mosher Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780937381830
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Published: Brewers Publications - May 6th, 2004

Radical Brewing takes a hip and creative look at beer brewing, presented with a graphically appealing two-color layout.


Tasting Beer, 2nd Edition: An Insider's Guide to the World's Greatest Drink By Randy Mosher, Ray Daniels (Foreword by), Sam Calagione (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Randy Mosher, Ray Daniels (Foreword by), Sam Calagione (Foreword by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781612127774
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - April 4th, 2017

This completely updated second edition of the best-selling beer resource features the most current information on beer styles, flavor profiles, sensory evaluation guidelines, craft beer trends, food and beer pairings, and draft beer systems.


Brewing Better Beer: Master Lessons for Advanced Homebrewers By Gordon Strong Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780937381984
Availability: In Print, but things might get a little weird and there may be a long wait
Published: Brewers Publications - May 16th, 2011

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. It gives expert advice on mastering techniques, equipment, and ingredients as well as understanding how to effectively evaluate your own beer.


IPA: Brewing Techniques, Recipes and the Evolution of India Pale Ale By Mitch Steele Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781938469008
Availability: In Print, but things might get a little weird and there may be a long wait
Published: Brewers Publications - October 16th, 2012

Explore the evolution of one of craft beer's most popular styles, India pale ale. Equipped with brewing tips from some of the country's best brewers, IPA covers techniques from water treatment to hopping procedures.


Brewing Eclectic IPA: Pushing the Boundaries of India Pale Ale By Dick Cantwell Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781938469466
Availability: In Print, but things might get a little weird and there may be a long wait
Published: Brewers Publications - June 7th, 2018

Craft beer's most popular style, IPA, is experiencing a flavor revolution, with brewers using cocoa nibs, coffee, tea, fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs, chilis, peppercorns, and wood to push the boundaries of the style. Professional and homebrewers alike will be inspired to explore how these creative ingredients can be used in brewing highly hopped beers.


Simple Homebrewing: Great Beer, Less Work, More Fun By Denny Conn, Drew Beechum Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781938469596
Availability: In Print, but things might get a little weird and there may be a long wait
Published: Brewers Publications - June 7th, 2019

Return brewing to its fundamentals and explore easy techniques, tips, and tricks for making beer. The authors guide you from extract to all-grain, explain recipe design, adjuncts, and small-batch brewing, and share ideas on automated brew systems, helping you develop a simple, thoughtful process to make homebrewing more accessible and enjoyable.


Brewing Local: American-Grown Beer By Stan Hieronymus Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781938469275
Availability: In Print, but things might get a little weird and there may be a long wait
Published: Brewers Publications - October 7th, 2016

At the forefront of the locavore movement, brewers use locally grown ingredients and cultivated and foraged flora to produce beers that capture the terroir. Telling the history of distinctly colonial and American beers, the author visits farm breweries, and goes foraging for yeast, plants, trees, roots, and mushrooms to create unique beers.



Methods of Modern Homebrewing: The Comprehensive Guide to Contemporary Craft Beer Brewing By Chris Colby Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781624144615
Availability: In Print, but things might get a little weird and there may be a long wait
Published: Page Street Publishing - December 12th, 2017

Hey homebrewers—make better beer! Returning for his second book, Chris Colby highlights the modern brewing methods homebrewers use to make beer. From the basic procedures for making beer from malt extract to advanced all-grain techniques and tests for quality . . . This book is a beer geek’s dream!


Homebrew Beyond the Basics: All-Grain Brewing & Other Next Steps By Mike Karnowski Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781454928102
Availability: Not likely to be available again
Published: Union Square & Co. - October 2nd, 2018

Make your next beer your best beer with this revised and expanded version of the popular guide to homebrewing.