DIVAs the craft beer craze continues to sweep the nation, more and more people are deciding to try their hand at creating their own perfect brew. In Craft Beer for the Homebrewer, beer writer and certified cicerone (think sommelier for beer) Michael Agnew merges the passions of consumption and creation into one definitive guidebook, designed for the craft beer lover who also happens to be a homebrew enthusiast. Agnew presents dozens of recipes adapted by craft brewmasters for the homebrewer to make in his or her own kitchen, basement, garage, or patio. Based on the actual production beers of featured microbreweries, these recipes cover the entire range of beer styles—ambers and pales, IPAs, stouts and porters, Irish and Scottish ales, Belgians, and wheats—representing craft breweries from across the United States. Each recipe is accompanied by full-color photography, an ingredient list, instructions for both the mash and extract brewer, and historical and anecdotal notes about the brewery that provided it. Agnew prefaces the book with an introduction to the craft beer industry, briefly discussing the major ingredients and required equipment that homebrewers will encounter inside. With its meticulous selection of delicious beer varieties, Craft Beer for the Homebrewer offers a beautifully designed collection of microbrews for the homebrewer on the cutting edge of the craft beer scene./div
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.
Homebrew Recipes for Your Favorite American & Canadian Beers
Author: Scott R. Russell
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Go on a tasting tour and sample the best 150 beers in North America — without ever leaving home! Scott R. Russell shows you how to brew in your own kitchen clones of Moosehead Lager from Maine, St. Ambroise Stout from Quebec, Honey Weizen from Oregon, and all of your other favorites. Each recipe uses only basic brewing equipment and comes with partial-mash, all-extract, and all-grain instructions. Expand your brewing repertoire while enjoying the greatest beers on the continent. Cheers!
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 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
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!