The Beer Lover's series features regional breweries, brewpubs and beer bars for those looking to seek out and celebrate the best brews--from bitter seasonal IPAs to rich, dark stouts--their cities have to offer. With quality beer producers popping up all over the nation, you don't have to travel very far to taste great beer; some of the best stuff is brewing right in your home state. These comprehensive guides cover the entire beer experience for the proud, local enthusiast and the traveling visitor alike, including information on: - brewery and beer profiles with tasting notes- brewpubs and beer bars- events and festivals- food and brew-your-own beer recipes - city trip itineraries with bar crawl maps- regional food and beer pairings
Read Christina Perozzi and Hallie Beaune's posts on the Penguin Blog. Move over, Merlot. Craft beer has finally found a place at the fine dining table. Renowned beer sommeliers Hallie Beaune and Christina Perozzi offer a down-to-earth guide to craft and artisanal brews that celebrates beer for what it truly is: sophisticated, complex, and flavorful. Beaune and Perozzi cover everything from beer basics to the science behind beer, food and beer pairings, home brewing, and tips for perfecting one’s palate. This edgy, no-nonsense guide exposes hidden truths, debunks every misconception, and reveals the power that comes with knowing an ale from a lager.
The Beer Renaissance is in full swing, and home brewing has never been more popular. According to the American Homebrewers Association, there are currently 1.2 million home brewers in the country, and their numbers keep rising. Tired of the stale ale, bland beer and lackadaisical lagers mass-produced by the commercial labels, Americans are discovering the many advantages of brewing their own batch of that beloved beverage: superior aroma, color, body and flavor. For both amateur alchemists eager to tap into this burgeoning field and seasoned zymurgists looking to improve their brews, The Brewmaster's Bible is the ultimate resource. Its features include: Updated data on liquid yeasts, which have become a hot topic for brewers; 30 recipes in each of the classic beer styles of Germany, Belgium, Britain and the U.S.; extensive profiles of grains, malts, adjuncts, additives and sanitizers; recipe formulation charts in an easy-to-read spreadsheet format; detailed water analyses for more than 25 cities and 6 bottled waters; directories to hundreds of shops; and much more.
Prize-Winning Recipes from the 1996 World Beer Cup Competition
Author: Charlie Papazian
Publisher: Harper Collins
America's master home brewer shows you how to make the best beers on the world. In 1996, the brewers of the world met the ultimate challenge:the World Beer Cup International Competition. More than250 breweries entered their finest creations in sixty-one differentcategories before an international panel of beermaking experts.Only the most magnificent examples of the brewmaster's artqualified for the top award: the Gold Cup. And now, you can tasteall these prize-winning brews -- at home. Here's all you need to know to make five gallons of each Gold Cupchampion brew. Based on brewery data, lab analysis, tasting notes,and Charlie Papazian's quarter-century of home brewing experiencehere are recipes encompassing: British ales, bitters, porters, and stouts Ale in the American, German, and Belgian styles Pilseners Premium, dark, ice, and dry lagers Bocks Light beers Malt liquors Herb, spice, and fruit beers e Non-alcoholic malt beveragesAnd much more. Chock-full of information about the winning breweries, brewing styles andinternational beermaking traditions, Home Brewer's Gold represents thestate of the art in home brewing.The world's best beers, served up by America's greatest home brewer -- this book's for you!
An Incredible Array of 101 Craft Beer Recipes, From Classic Styles to Experimental Wilds
Author: Chris Colby
Chris Colby from Beer & Wine Journal serves as the brewmaster for this collection of 100 recipes for home brewing! Chris' Vienna Lager won silver in the 2004 National Homebrew Competition, as well as a Best of Show in 2004 and several lesser ribbons from his contest days. Here, he'll show you how to take the freshest ingredients and create a lot of different and fantastic beers to choose from. Chris will take you on a journey through 100 different styles of beer, spanning every category from the 2008 Beer Judge Certification (BJCP) guidelines and most of the styles listed in the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) guidelines. Chris has taken these styles of beer and highlighted a unique, associated technique with the particular beer's brewing process, as well as effectively showing you how to transform your beer from one style to another. For example, Chris shows you how to take a plain American pale ale and turn it into a rye pale ale by swapping the pale malt with rye malt. Brew The Best Malt Extract Beers, from American Amber Ales to a Texas Two-Step Hoppy Extract IPA and Dark Beers and Roasted Malts, including a Molasses Brown Porter and Russian Imperial Stout. Chris has also included recipes for barleywines, lagers, witbiers and eisbocks, to name a few!
Techniques, Traditions, and Homebrew Recipes for 26 of the World’s Classic Beer Styles, from Czech Pilsner to English Old Ale
Author: Jeff Alworth
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Best-selling author Jeff Alworth takes serious beer aficionados on a behind-the-scenes tour of 26 major European and North American breweries that create some of the world’s most classic beers. Learn how the Irish make stout, the secrets of traditional Czech pilsner, and what makes English cask ale unique by delving deep into the specific techniques, equipment, and geographical factors that shape these distinctive styles. Contemporary brewers carrying on their traditions share insider knowledge and 26 original recipes to guide experienced homebrewers in developing your own special versions of each style.
According to the New York Times, a grass-roots phenomenon has fuelled the revival of craft beers in America over the past 30 years. Whether you are into lagers or ales, the craft of home-brewing beer is within your reach -- so grab your beer stein and prepare to make this art form your next hobby. You might have tried a great beer recently and want to know how to create something similar. With the various innovative methods outlined in this book, brewing like the pros is now easier than ever. The Complete Guide to Brewing Your Own Beer at Home will explain the important differences between equipment pieces and make your experienced streamlined so you can avoid common beginner mistakes. You will be able to start small and gradually learn to make more complex ales, lagers, and stouts over time, all while having a fun experience.
Everything You Need to Know to Brew Great Beer Every Time
Author: John J. Palmer
Publisher: Brewers Publications
Fully revised and expanded, 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. Palmer adeptly covers the full range of brewing possibilities—accurately, clearly and simply. From ingredients and methods to recipes and equipment, this book is loaded with valuable information for any stage brewer.
During the 75th anniversary year of the repeal of Prohibition, an emerging generation of Indiana craft beer brewers sat down with their friend and fellow beer aficionado Rita T. Kohn for in-depth interviews on the trials and tribulations of pursuing their passion. The result is a fascinating social history of the growth of handcrafted beer within the state. True Brew vibrantly details the brewers' journey in the creation and sharing of their brews. Continuity, interconnectedness, and civic concern are themes that permeate their stories, but readers may be surprised by the brewers' strong advocacy for restoring buildings, invigorating neighborhoods, and practicing sustainability. Join Kohn, Indiana's leading brew masters, and a burgeoning crop of homebrewers as they reflect on the historical, cultural, social, and economic contributions made to Indiana by one of the world's oldest beverages.
Charting the birth and growth of craft beer across the United States, Tom Acitelli offers an epic, story-driven account of one of the most inspiring and surprising American grassroots movements. In 1975, there was a single craft brewery in the United States; today there are more than 2,000. Now this once-fledgling movement has become ubiquitous nationwide—there's even a honey ale brewed at the White House. This book not only tells the stories of the major figures and businesses within the movement, but it also ties in the movement with larger American culinary developments. It also charts the explosion of the mass-market craft beer culture, including magazines, festivals, home brewing, and more. This entertaining and informative history brims with charming, remarkable stories, which together weave a very American business tale of formidable odds and refreshing success.
The Complete Regional Guide to Craft Beer With quality beer producers popping up all over the nation, you don’t have to travel very far to taste great beer; some of the best stuff is brewing right in your home state. Beer Lover’s New England features breweries, brewpubs, and beer bars geared toward brew enthusiasts looking to seek out the best beers New England has to offer, from bitter seasonal IPAs to rich, dark stouts. Written by a local beer expert, Beer Lover’s New England covers the entire beer experience for the proud, local enthusiast and the traveling visitor alike, including: Brewery and beer profiles with tasting notes and full-color photosMust-visit brewpubs and beer barsTop annual beer festivals, tastings, and eventsClone beer recipes for homebrewersn and hobbyistsFood recipes made with local craft beerBeer-centric city trip itineraries with pub-crawl maps