Expand your knowledge of beer with two new books that explore ingredients, homebrewing, and a peek behind the curtain to how the pros approach each batch.
Jamie Bogner 2 months ago
Against All Hops: Techniques and Philosophy for Creating Extraordinary Botanical Beers
By Butch Heilshorn, Page Street Publishing
If you’re looking for inspiration that will shake you out of your brewing rut, Against All Hops might be just the book to do it. We’ve written about Earth Eagle Brewings in these pages before—their creative approach to foraged beers is as fascinating as it is delicious—but this new book from cofounder Butch Heilshorn codifies what they’ve learned from years of experimentation. The ingredient-by-ingredient primer includes gorgeous photography and thoughtful recipes perfect for homebrewers looking for something new. —Jamie Bogner
Project Extreme Brewing: An Enthusiast’s Guide To Extreme Brewing At Home
By Sam Calagione and Jason & Todd Alstrom, Quarry Books
Leave it to Sam Calagione, founder of Dog sh Head Cra Brewery, to inject some needed energy into our brewing library. This collaboration with the bros from Beer Advocate pairs a basic primer on homebrewing with 44 (or so) recipes from Dogfish Head and brewing industry friends (including Earth Eagle Brewings, see above ). We’re huge fans of commercial brewers celebrating and educating homebrewers, and this collection of weird and wonderful techniques and recipes is as inspiring as it is useful. —Jamie Bogner
Maplewood Brewery and Distillery: Telling Stories Through Beer
Chicago’s Maplewood Brewery & Distillery can tell a lot of stories. There’s the tale of being the only brewery/distillery in Illinois. The legal thriller of losing their original name. But the best story of Maplewood is the sagas its telling with beer.
Podcast Episode 23: Kathinka's Floris Delée: The Challenges of Maintaining Quality in Craft Brewing
Jamie Bogner’s guest is Floris DeLée, former Technical Director for New Belgium Brewing and former Dogfish Head brewmaster, who has helped some of the biggest names in craft brewing for the last 15 years build their brewhouses.