In addition to drinking and brewing beer, I love reading about beer. I have begun to build a small beer-related library of books and I will add to this list as I acquire new ones!
|Red, White, and Brew: An American Beer Odyssey by Brian Yaeger – This is the book that started it all for me, and I give Brian a huge amount of the credit for getting me into writing about beer. As a true beer evangelist and personal friend, he inspired and helped me set my feet on this path. Red, White, and Brew is his tale of what could only be scribed as the Best Road Trip Ever, visiting brewers and breweries, brewpubs and homebrewers as he makes his way around the United States. Not only does this book give you some insight into the people behind the beer, but also sheds some light on the history of beer in America. If you love beer or travel, this book will have you ready to hit the road on your own odyssey.|
|The Naked Pint: An Unadulterated Guide to Craft Beer by Christina Perozzi and Hallie Beaune – An irreverent but well-studied look at beer and the wide variety of styles and choices. Perozzi and Beaune have done serious research here, and convey it in a fun and playful way that will entertain as well as inform. A must for anyone wanting to learn more about beer.|
|Designing Great Beers: The Ultimate Guide to Brewing Classic Beer Styles by Ray Daniels – One of the Big Names in brewing, homebrewing, and beer in general, Ray Daniels is the founder of the Cicerone certification program, a graduate of the Siebel Institute of Technology, and is a veteran of just about every aspect of the beer industry. This is a detailed, in-depth book on every aspect of brewing. Homebrewers and professional brewers alike will learn from these pages, and be better brewers for it.|
|Craft Beers of the Pacific Northwest: A Beer Lover’s Guide to Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia by Lisa Morrison – You can read my review of Lisa’s book here.|
|The Craft of Stone Brewing Co.: Liquid Lore, Epic Recipes, and Unabashed Arrogance by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner, with Randy Clemens – You can read my review of this book here.|