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Books and supplies for homebrewers and craft beer lovers

Looking for a brewing yeast that's fresh and is easy to use for beginners? We carry Imperial Organic Liquid Yeast and Omega Yeast. If you're interested in a yeast strain that we don't have in stock, text us at (412) 585-2651

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*Imperial Organic Liquid Yeast is only available for curbside pickup

*Omega Yeast can be shipped on request

We are so excited to introduce Dried Lutra™ Kveik!  The same shockingly clean and versatile yeast you welcomed last year, but now in a convenient dried format!  Just like the liquid form, Dried Lutra™ can produce anything from lager-like styles, imperial stouts, and barleywines.  Even clean hard seltzers can be achieved, completing healthy fermentation in as few as four days—half the time it takes with other strains!

Dried Lutra ferments fast at high temperatures, to a very high ABV and is shelf-stable for two (2) years from the date of manufacture.  Refrigerate or store in a cool, dry place.

  • Flocculation: Medium-High
  • Attenuation: 75-82%
  • Temperature Range: 68-95° F (20-35° C)
  • Alcohol Tolerance: 15%


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Beer for Dummies By Marty Nachel, Steve Ettlinger (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Marty Nachel, Steve Ettlinger (Contribution by)
$21.24
ISBN: 9781394159116
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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
$16.96
ISBN: 9781938469756
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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 By Giuseppe Caruso, Kosmos Cover Image
$29.71
ISBN: 9780231201582
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Published: Columbia University Press - September 6th, 2022

The Chemistry of Beer: The Science in the Suds By Roger Barth Cover Image
$39.00
ISBN: 9781119783336
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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
$21.24
ISBN: 9781119891277
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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
$16.96
ISBN: 9781938469770
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Published: Brewers Publications - July 25th, 2022

The Beer Brewing Guide: The Ebc Quality Handbook for Small Breweries By Christopher McGreger, Nancy McGreger Cover Image
$63.75
ISBN: 9789401479790
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Published: Lannoo Publishers - October 15th, 2021

- Learn everything about brewing processes, maintenance and analysis- Technical, in-depth and yet accessible- Written in collaboration with the European Trade Association of Brewers, representing 29 countries and more than 10,000 breweriesThis book is the ultimate guide for running a small brewery with an eye on improving and maintaining a high level of quality in day-to-day operations.


Brewing with Cannabis: Using THC and CBD in Beer By Keith Villa Cover Image
$16.96
ISBN: 9781938469695
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Published: Brewers Publications - August 1st, 2021

Brewing with Cannabis introduces the convergence of marijuana and brewing in the modern craft beer movement. Explore the varied history of how the cannabis plant became federally illegal and dive into both historic and current laws on decriminalization and legalization of cannabis in the U.S.


Wild Brews: The craft of home brewing, from sour and fruit beers to farmhouse ales By Jaega Wise Cover Image
$21.24
ISBN: 9780857837813
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Published: Kyle Books - June 28th, 2022

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

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
$23.79
ISBN: 9780760374337
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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
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ISBN: 9780760357866
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))
$25.46
ISBN: 9781648960321
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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
$16.96
ISBN: 9781938469732
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Published: Brewers Publications - April 25th, 2022

Told through 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
$24.95
ISBN: 9780197579800
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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
$21.25
ISBN: 9780760375662
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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
$21.21
ISBN: 9781938469350
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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
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062215758
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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
$19.95
ISBN: 9780937381960
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Published: Brewers Publications - October 16th, 2010

A resource for brewers of various experience levels. It covers yeast selection, storage and handling of yeast cultures, how to culture yeast and the art of rinsing/washing yeast cultures. It includes sections on how to set up a yeast lab, the basics of fermentation science and how it affects your beer.


Water: A Comprehensive Guide for Brewers (Brewing Elements) By John J. Palmer, Colin Kaminski Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780937381991
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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
$19.95
ISBN: 9781938469015
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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 By John Mallett Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781938469121
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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 Palmer Cover Image
$16.96
ISBN: 9780937381922
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Published: Brewers Publications - October 8th, 2007

Jamil Zainasheff is a perennial award winner at the National Homebrew Competition finals and winner of over 500 brewing awards across all style categories. In this book he teams up with home-brewing 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.


Designing Great Beers: The Ultimate Guide to Brewing Classic Beer Styles By Ray Daniels Cover Image
$21.21
ISBN: 9780937381502
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Published: Brewers Publications - January 26th, 1998

Formulas, ingredients, historical and modern day brewing practices are all covered in this book. Drawing on information from old brewing records, books, contemporary beer analysis, and hundreds of recipes, the author provides a wealth of data on the current and historical brewing techniques and ingredients for 14 popular ale and lager styles.


How to Make Hard Seltzer: Refreshing Recipes for Sparkling Libations By Chris Colby Cover Image
$19.95
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ISBN: 9781938469657
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
$21.21
ISBN: 9781938469558
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Published: Brewers Publications - April 30th, 2020

Ancient brewing traditions and techniques have been passed generation to generation on farms throughout remote areas of northern Europe. With these traditions facing near extinction, author Lars Marius Garshol set out to explore and document the lost art of brewing using traditional local methods.


Farmhouse Ale Quest: Down the Rabbit-hole: Blog posts 2010-2015 By Lars Marius Garshol Cover Image
$29.24
ISBN: 9781008921412
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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)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781641600477
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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
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Published: Brewers Publications - June 15th, 2015

Three-time Ninkasi Award winner, Gordon Strong has been a towering presence in the homebrewing community for many years. Now this Grandmaster Beer Judge invites you on a guided tour through over 100 of his own as-brewed recipes. While discussing the fundamentals of homebrewing, the author also invites you to develop your own style, with tips on recipe formulation and ingredients substitutions.


Mastering Homebrew: The Complete Guide to Brewing Delicious Beer (Beer Brewing Bible, Homebrewing Book) By Randy Mosher Cover Image
$25.46
ISBN: 9781452105512
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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
$16.96
ISBN: 9780937381830
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Published: Brewers Publications - May 6th, 2004

Takes a hip and creative look at beer brewing, presented with a graphically appealing 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)
$16.96
ISBN: 9781612127774
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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
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ISBN: 9780937381984
Published: Brewers Publications - May 16th, 2011

One of the most successful and respected homebrewers in America and highest ranking judges in the BJCP, there are few candidates better placed than Gordon Strong to give advice on how to take your homebrew to the next level. In Brewing Better Beer, the author sets out his own philosophy and strategy for brewing, examining the tools and techniques available in an even-handed manner.


IPA: Brewing Techniques, Recipes and the Evolution of India Pale Ale By Mitch Steele Cover Image
$24.95
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ISBN: 9781938469008
Published: Brewers Publications - October 16th, 2012

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.


Brewing Eclectic IPA: Pushing the Boundaries of India Pale Ale By Dick Cantwell Cover Image
$19.95
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ISBN: 9781938469466
Published: Brewers Publications - June 7th, 2018

As a diverse but distinctive style, IPA bestrides the craft beer world like a colossus.


Simple Homebrewing: Great Beer, Less Work, More Fun By Denny Conn, Drew Beechum Cover Image
$19.95
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ISBN: 9781938469596
Published: Brewers Publications - June 7th, 2019

Have you ever found yourself doing less and less homebrewing, or being too intimidated to take up the brewing to begin with? Let Drew Beechum and Denny Conn help you brew the best possible beer with less work and more fun Simple Homebrewing simplifies the complicated steps for making beer and returns brewing to its fundamentals.


Brewing Local: American-Grown Beer By Stan Hieronymus Cover Image
$19.95
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ISBN: 9781938469275
Published: Brewers Publications - October 7th, 2016

Beer has never been a stranger to North America. Author Stan Hieronymous explains how before European colonization, Native Americans were making beer from fermented corn, such as the tiswin of the Apache and Pueblo tribes. European colonists new to the continent were keen to use whatever local flavorings were at hand like senna, celandine, chicory, pawpaw, and persimmon.


Methods of Modern Homebrewing: The Comprehensive Guide to Contemporary Craft Beer Brewing By Chris Colby Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781624144615
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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
$16.96
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ISBN: 9781454928102
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.