The following is a selection of home brewing books and beer making books for the beginner beer maker all the way to the advanced home brewer.
The Complete Joy of Homebrewing is the first brewing book that many aspiring homebrewers read before jumping into the hobby, and for good reason! Charlie Papazian, known to many as one of the father of modern homebrewing in the United States, gives a relaxed yet informative approach to brewing, taking readers through the basic steps of their first batch, explaining ingredients and equipment, and introducing them to recipes and recipe formulation. With this knowledge base, many who have never brewed a beer before have gotten off to a strong start in brewing with some fabulous beers! A great book for anyone who is just getting into brewing. If the ins and outs of brewing seem a bit too complex or confusing at times, just remember Charlie's famed words: "Relax, don't worry, have a homebrew!"
John Palmer is one of the biggest names and authorities when it comes to all things brewing. His book "How to Brew" is 400 pages of great information for not only the beginning brewer but also contains great information on advanced topics. It is sure to be a book you'll keep around your brewery for years to come. Its a great reference book for all us here at Great Fermentations, and one we definitely recommend to all those getting into the hobby.
Stone Brewing Co. Brewmaster Mitch Steele, explores the evolution of one of craft beer's most popular styles, India Pale Ale. The reader will be transported back in time to explore the birth and growth of this famous style, and its rise to prominence in today's beer scene. Steel then walks through the various styles of this famous beer that are available today such as the Double IPA, Black/White IPA, Belgian IPA, and Session IPA to name a few. To top it off, he then provides 48 complete recipes (yes that is right, 48).
Front to back, the book has a total 352 pages with a forward from Matt Brynildson, Brewmaster of Firestone Walker Brewing Co. Whether you're a beginner or new to the hobby of brewing, if you love IPAs, then this book will be sure to please.