Bottom's Up! Books for Homebrewers

in summer 2013, Jess embarked on a new hobby, homebrewing beer, and we've all been enjoying the rewards (off the clock, of course!). Jess did exhaustive research into the art and practice of homebrewing, and here are the books she recommends for homebrewers, whether you're just starting out or looking to refine your brews.

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How to Brew: Everything You Need to Know to Brew Beer Right the First Time Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780937381885
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Published: Brewers Publications - May 17th, 2006

My golden standard recommended book for brewers, new and old alike! From extract to all grain batches, if this book doesn't have the answer, you're probably not looking hard enough. Most Notable: the appendix "Is My Beer Ruined?" for expectant (and worried) brewmasters!


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The Complete Joy of Homebrewing Third Edition Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060531058
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Published: William Morrow & Company - September 23rd, 2003

The book that launched a thousand brews. Papazian's book has long been a classic, and for good reason. Not only informational, features a good index of great recipes ranging from your basic brews to high octane honey meads, all written with a crazy uncle's sense of humor and gentle guidance. Reminds us all to "Relax, Don't Worry, Have a Homebrew". Keep an eye out for the new edition coming March 2014!


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Tasting Beer: An Insider's Guide to the World's Greatest Drink Cover Image
By Randy Mosher, Sam Calagione (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781603420891
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Published: Storey Publishing - February 11th, 2009

Do you know the difference between a hefeweizen and american wheat? Or how to properly pour a pint? While not exactly a homebrewing book, this book will definitely deepen your knowledge and palate on the plethora of styles and flavors floating around out there! A must read for brewers and drinkers alike.


Radical Brewing: Recipes, Tales and World-Altering Meditations in a Glass Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780937381830
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Published: Brewers Publications - May 6th, 2004