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The Complete Homebrew Beer Book: 200 Easy Recipes from Ales and Lagers to Extreme Beers & International Favorites
The Complete Homebrew Beer Book
200 Easy Recipes from Ales and Lagers to Extreme Beers & International Favorites
Paperback      ISBN: 077880268x

How to brew, ferment and enjoy world-class beers at home.

Making beer at home is as easy as making soup George Hummel smoothly guides the reader through the process of creating a base to which the homebrewer can apply a myriad of intriguing flavorings, such as fruits, spices and even smoke. There are also outstanding and easy recipes for delicious meads, tasty ciders and great sodas -- all of which can be made in a home kitchen and with minimal equipment.

Using Hummel's easy-to-follow instructions and thorough analysis of the flavor components of beer, a novice homebrewer can design recipes and make beers to suit any taste or craving. Knowing exactly what's in a beer has additional benefits -- homebrewers can easily avoid the chemical additives traditionally found in mass-produced commercial beers. As an added bonus, the recipes are categorized according to their degree of difficulty, so new brewers can find the recipes that match their comfort level and then easily progress onto new skills.

These 200 tantalizing beer recipes draw their inspiration from the Americas and around the world. They include:

  • Irish amber
  • American/Texas brown
  • California blonde
  • Bavarian hefeweizen
  • Multi-grain stout
  • Imperial pilsner
  • Pre-Prohibition lager
  • Golden ale
  • Scottish 60 shilling
  • Belgium dubble
  • German bock
  • Raspberry weizen
  • Vanilla cream stout
  • Flemish red & brown
  • Standard dry sparkling mead

There is also a comprehensive glossary that virtually guarantees readers will find answers to every question about ingredients and equipment. Packed with practical advice and effectively designed, The Complete Homebrew Beer Book is like having a personal brewmaster overseeing and guiding each creation.

The World Atlas of Beers: The Essential Guide to the Beers of the World
The World Atlas of Beers
The Essential Guide to the Beers of the World
Hardcover      ISBN: 1402789610

Got beer? This comprehensive, fully illustrated volume on beer by two of the world's leading authorities is more than just an in-depth history of this delightful beverage--its origins, brewing methods and technologies, trends, and more--from ancient times until the present day. It is also a detailed overview of more than 500 of the greatest beers from around the world, with sections devoted to major beer-producing countries and regions, including information on craft brewing, emerging markets, extreme beers, future-trend forecasts, and more.

The Homebrewer's Companion
The Homebrewer's Companion
Paperback      ISBN: 0060584734

The essential handbook for the advanced brewer from America's #1 expert on homebrewing

The Homebrewer's Companion is for brewers who have read The Complete Joy of Hombrewing and discovered the fun and rewards of brewing their own beer and are now ready for more in-depth information. Papazian covers all areas of the process and answers commonly-asked questions that aris. The book includes detailed charts and tables, the latest techniques and equipment information, and new 60 recipes.

Fermenting Revolution: How to Drink Beer And Save the World
Fermenting Revolution
How to Drink Beer And Save the World
Paperback      ISBN: 0865715564

Fermenting Revolution delivers an empowering message about how individuals can change the world through the simple act of having a beer. Chris O'Brien presents the case for beer as both the cause of and solution to all of the world's problems. Beer has contributed to the best qualities of civilization, but it is also helping to destroy them.

The global beer industry relies heavily on fossil-fuels and chemical agriculture, rapidly destroying nature and contributing to climate change.

Corporate beer is centralized and hierarchical, which is good for a few elites, but displaces local brewing traditions and exacerbates the growing wealth gap.

But the craft brewing renaissance relies on cooperation, emphasizes local production, protects and celebrates nature, and nurtures the growth of strong and equitable communities.

Fermenting Revolution traces the path of brewing from a women-led, home-based craft to corporate industry, and describes how modern craft breweries and home-brewers are forging stronger communities. O'Brien explains how corporate mega-breweries are also taking steps to pioneer industrial ecology, and profiles the most inspiring and radical breweries, brewers, and beer drinkers that are making the world a better place to live.

In the last two decades, Americans have returned to to beer as a way of life rather than as a commodity. Casting off its industrial chains, beer is again communal, convivial, democratic, healthful, and natural. The contemporary American brewing scene champions ecologically sustainable production and is helping to create thriving community places. After reading Fermenting Revolution, mere beer drinkers will become "beer activists," ready to fight corporate rule by simply meeting their neighbors for a pint at the local brewpub-saving the world one beer at a time.

The Illustrated Guide to Brewing Beer: A Comprehensive Handboook of Beginning Home Brewing
The Illustrated Guide to Brewing Beer
A Comprehensive Handboook of Beginning Home Brewing
Paperback      ISBN: 1616084634

Whether you're an established beer snob or just want to try your hand at homebrewing, 'Basic Homebrewing' will teach you everything you need to know to get started in this increasingly popular hobby. Learn all about beer and the few very simple components required to make it - malt, hops, yeast, and water.

Designing Great Beers: The Ultimate Guide to Brewing Classic Beer Styles
Designing Great Beers
The Ultimate Guide to Brewing Classic Beer Styles
Paperback      ISBN: 0937381500

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. It also includes brewing calculations for planning and adjusting brews as well as a thorough examination of primary brewing ingredients.

Beer Brewing for Everyone
Beer Brewing for Everyone
Paperback      ISBN: 0764344994

Why should the professional brewmaster have all the fun? Now it is possible to brew good, simple beer at home without expensive equipment. This extensive reference book, the product of 80 home brewing sessions, is your technical guide to easy home brewing and covers every single aspect of the process in great detail. From establishing your workspace to assembling your raw materials to step-by-step coverage of the brewing process, this book is an essential ingredient in your home brewing operation. With detailed illustrations and photographs documenting the process, you will learn fermentation, bottling, brewing mistakes, and basic beer recipes. In addition, there is an entire chapter devoted to using new beer brewing machines as well as a comprehensive list of recipes for European specialty beers. All in all, this is the ideal home brewery guide for setting up and producing your own brew.

Beer Cocktails: 50 Superbly Crafted Cocktails That Liven Up Your Lagers and Ales
Beer Cocktails
50 Superbly Crafted Cocktails That Liven Up Your Lagers and Ales
Hardcover      ISBN: 1558327312

The beer cocktail trend has been with us for several years now, and, according to a host of print and online sources, it continues to grow vigorously. Frank Bruni in The New York Times reports that beer cocktails are number-one sellers in many top establishments, such as the restaurant WD-50 in New York, and also that their subtle qualities and intriguing flavors have convinced him to rethink his own former aversion to beer-drinking. Despite the popularity of the trend, Beer Cocktails is the first book devoted to the subject. Among the fifty recipes are some classic beer cocktails that predate the trend, such as the Radler, from Bavaria; Mexico's Michelada, a "warm ale flip" from Colonial America; and the most famous of all, the Black & Tan. The emphasis, however, is on newer creations, both the author's own - he is the creator of the respected blog Beyond the Shadow of a Stout (shadowofastout.com) - and ones inspired by cutting-edge bartenders from coast to coast. The four recipe chapters cover pale and American-style beers; Belgian-style beers; stouts and porters; and black and brown ales, plus a wide range of spirits and liqueurs that complement the beer bases perfectly. Front matter answers any questions that rookies or pros might have - does a beer cocktail belong in a mug or stein, or in a cocktail glass? - and dozens of color photographs make these soul-warming, vibrant drinks sing on the page.

Lager: The Definitive Guide to Tasting and Brewing the World's Most Popular Beer Styles
Lager
The Definitive Guide to Tasting and Brewing the World's Most Popular Beer Styles
Hardcover      ISBN: 0760352151
"The world of lagers contains many of the world's most delicious and beguiling beers. Dave Carpenter dives into this world with gusto, verve, and precision."
--Garrett Oliver, Brewmaster, The Brooklyn Brewery, Editor-in-Chief, The Oxford Companion to Beer

Lagers are being reinvented in the United States and abroad as intrepid breweries are rediscovering the joys of colder fermentation and pushing lagers well beyond the realm of pilsner. Lager offers a complete tasting guide to the full spectrum of lager styles, from Munich Helles and Festbier to California Common and Baltic Porter. Taste along and find your new favorite lager This book also answers such historical and contextual questions as:
  • Why does lager, not ale, dominate world beer production, despite its comparative difficulty to produce?
  • Why are certain European styles like Vienna lager more associated with brewing in Mexico than on the Continent?
  • What does St. Louis have to do with Cesk Budejovice?
  • What role does lager play in today's expanding craft beer landscape?
For homebrewers, Lager includes key brewing considerations as well as a selection of lager recipes.
My Beer Year: Adventures with Hop Farmers, Craft Brewers, Chefs, Beer Sommeliers, and Fanatical Drinkers as a Beer Master in Trainin
My Beer Year
Adventures with Hop Farmers, Craft Brewers, Chefs, Beer Sommeliers, and Fanatical Drinkers as a Beer Master in Trainin
Paperback      ISBN: 1611802717
A love note to beer--appreciating the history, craftsmanship, and taste of craft beer as told by a woman striving for beer-expert status.

As a journalist spurred by curiosity and thirst, Lucy Burningham made it her career to write about craft beer, traveling to hop farms, attending rare beer tasting parties, and visiting as many taprooms, breweries, and festivals as possible. With this as her introduction, Lucy decided to take her relationship with beer to the next level: to become a certified beer expert. As Lucy studies and sips her way to becoming a Certified Cicerone, she meets an eclectic cast of characters, including brewers, hop farmers, beer sommeliers, pub owners, and fanatical beer drinkers. Her journey into the world of beer is by turns educational, social, and personal--just as enjoying a good beer should be.