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gak's Beer Library

Last updated: August 23, 1998


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Buy This Book! 1995-1996 North American Brewers Resource Directory
David Coy, Managing Editor, 1995
Published by Brewers Publications
Annual compilation of brewery information, statistics, and resources.


Buy This Book! 1996-1997 North American Brewers Resource Directory
David Coy, Managing Editor, 1996
Published by Brewers Publications
Annual compilation of brewery information, statistics, and resources.


Buy This Book! 1997-1998 North American Brewers Resource Directory
Jim Parker, Managing Editor, 1997
Published by Institute for Brewing Studies
Annual compilation of brewery information, statistics, and resources.


Buy This Book! An Analysis of Brewing Techniques
George J. and Laurie A. Fix, 1997
Published by Brewers Publications
A though-provoking and well-organized survey of brewing that can serve as a starting point for further learning, experimentation, and development.


Buy This Book! Art of Cidermaking
Paul Correnty, 1995
Published by Brewers Publications
Cider history and folklore, tips for selecting apples and juices, recipes and instructions, judging guidelines.


Brew Free or Die: Beer and Brewing Volume 11
Edited by Tracy Loysen, 1991
ISBN 0937381268
Published by Brewers Publications
Topics from the 1991 American Homebrewers Association National Conference on Quality Beer and Brewing.


Buy This Book! Brewery Planner: A Guide to Opening Your Own Small Brewery
Compiled by the Institute for Brewing Studies, 1991
Published by Brewers Publications
Articles on the Physical Plant, Tips from the Experts, Marketing and Distribution, and the Business Plan.


Buy This Book! Brewing Beers Like Those You Buy
Dave Line, 1984
Published by Argus Books
Recipes for homebrewed clones of commercial beers, with an English slant.


Buy This Book! Brewing Lager Beer
Gregory J. Noonan, 1986
Published by Brewers Publications
Intermediate, expert and professional smallscale brewers will truly appreciate the wealth of information presented in this advanced discussion of the principles of sound brewing.


Buy This Book! Brewing Quality Beers: The Home Brewer's Essential Guidebook
Byron Burch, 1986
Published by Byron Burch
A simple introduction to brewing.


Buy This Book! Brewing the World's Great Beers: A Step-By-Step Guide
Dave Miller, 1992
Published by RR Donnelley
Basics of brewing and introduction to the major beer styles.


Brewing Under Adversity: 1991 Transcripts from the National Microbrewers Conference
Edited by Virginia Thomas, 1992
ISBN 0937381292
Published by Brewers Publications


Buy This Book! Classic Beer Style Series # 1: Pale Ale
Terry Foster, 1990
Published by Brewers Publications
Traces the convoluted history of this giant of beer styles, dissects the flavor profile, lays out an in-depth examination of brewing techniques, tosses in a handful of recipes and wraps up with a look at several leading commercial examples of pale ales.


Buy This Book! Classic Beer Style Series # 11: Barleywine
Fal Allen and Dick Cantwell, 1998
Published by Brewers Publications
How to brew this high-alcohol, hoppy, sweet ale that is every brewer's crowning achievement.


Buy This Book! Classic Beer Style Series # 2: Continental Pilsner
Dave Miller, 1990
Published by Brewers Publications
Presents the origins and transformations of the beer that put Plzeň on the map, including brewing techniques and recipes.


Buy This Book! Classic Beer Style Series # 3: Lambic
Jean-Xavier Guinard, 1990
Published by Brewers Publications
The story of Lambic's origins, the keys to its unique flavors, the skills necessary to brew your own.


Buy This Book! Classic Beer Style Series # 4: Vienna, Märzen, Oktoberfest
George and Laurie Fix, 1991
Published by Brewers Publications
Examines the sweet, malty lagers created during the German Brewing Revolution.


Buy This Book! Classic Beer Style Series # 5: Porter
Terry Foster, 1992
Published by Brewers Publications
The history of the brew George Washington brewed with step-by-step instructions to create this rich, full-bodied beer.


Buy This Book! Classic Beer Style Series # 6: Belgian Ale
Pierre Rajotte, 1992
Published by Brewers Publications
Discover the amazing importance of sugar, Belgian hops and top fermenting yeasts in the Belgian ale tradition. Find out what makes Belgian ale and Belgian brewing the pinnacle of artistic complexity.


Buy This Book! Classic Beer Style Series # 7: German Wheat Beer
Eric Warner, 1992
Published by Brewers Publications
The history, techniques for brewing and recipe profiles of original wheat beers.


Buy This Book! Classic Beer Style Series # 8: Scotch Ale
Greg Noonan, 1993
Published by Brewers Publications
The history of this legendary ale and how to brew it at home or in your professional brewery.


Buy This Book! Classic Beer Style Series # 9: Bock
Darryl Richman, 1994
Published by Brewers Publications
History, profiles, and brewing techniques.


Buy This Book! Classic Beer Style Series #10: Stout
Dr. Michael Lewis, 1995
Published by Brewers Publications
A delightful combination of history, facts, guidelines, and techniques with a touch of brewing romance to round it off.


Buy This Book! Complete Joy of Home Brewing
Charlie Papazian, 1984
Published by Avon Books
Every homebrewer's training wheels.


Buy This Book! Essentials of Beer Style: A Catalog of Classic Beer Styles for Brewers & Beer Enthusiasts
Fred Eckhardt, 1989
Published by Fred Eckhardt Associates/ABIS, PO Box 546, Portland OR 97207
I use this book all the time. It's the last book in my library I'd ever give up, outdated though it may be. If you only buy one book, buy this one.


Buy This Book! Evaluating Beer
Edited by Brewers Publications, 1993
Published by Brewers Publications
Sixteen fairly technical articles on sensory evaluation.


Buy This Book! Homebrew Favorites: A Coast-To-Coast Collection of Over 240 Beer and Ale Recipes
Compiled by Karl F. Lutzen and Mark Stevens, 1994
Published by Storey Communications Inc.
Hundreds of recipes - including a few of my own - culled from The Cat's Meow.


Buy This Book! Homegrown Hops: An Illustrated How-To-Do-It Manual
David R. Beach, 1988
Published by David R. Beach, Reveille Farm, 92984 River Road, Junction City OR 97448


Buy This Book! Malting and Brewing Science, Volume 1: Malt and Sweet Wort
DE Briggs, JS Hough, R Stevens, and TW Young, 1981
Published by Chapman & Hall


Buy This Book! Malting and Brewing Science, Volume 2: Hopped Wort and Beer
JS Hough, DE Briggs, R Stevens, and TW Young, 1982
Published by Chapman & Hall


Michael Jackson's Beer Companion
Michael Jackson, 1993
ISBN 1561382884
Published by Running Press Book Publishers
Descriptions of the classic beer styles, their origins and the gastronomy and traditions linked with them, and how they have spread around the world, followed by profiles of some outstanding producers.


Buy This Book! New World Guide to Beer
Michael Jackson, 1988
Published by Running Press Book Publishers
Essential discussions of beer styles by country.


Buy This Book! On Tap Companion: New Brewpubs and Microbreweries Since the Spring of 1991
Steve Johnson, 1992
Published by WBR Publications
The first update to On Tap: the Guide to U.S. Brewpubs.


On Tap: The Guide to U.S. Brewpubs
Steve Johnson, 1991
ISBN 0962936804
Published by WBR Publications
An extensive list of brewpubs and microbreweries. Long-outdated, but far from useless.


Practical Beermaking, Junior
Jim Weathers, 1983
ISBN
Published by Home Fermenter Publications, PO Box 602, San Leandro CA 94577, 510-278-5486
A very simple introduction to homebrewing.


Buy This Book! Principles of Brewing Science
Dr. George Fix, 1989
Published by Brewers Publications
A stand-alone guide to the biochemistry and chemistry of brewing, giving the reader a comprehensive picture of the ingredients and reactions that create desirable and undesirable beer flavors.


Buy This Book! Secret Life of Beer: Legends, Lore, and Little-Known Facts
Alan Eames, 1995
Published by Storey Communications Inc.
A fascinating and eclectic compendium from beer's preeminent historian.


Using Hops: The Complete Guide to Hops for the Craft Brewer
Mark Garetz, 1994
ISBN 0964078503
Published by HopTech, PO Box 2172, Danville CA 94526


West of Scotland Real Beer Guide
Campaign for Real Ale, West of Scotland Branches, 1987
ISBN 1852490225
Published by West of Scotland branches of the Campaign for Real Ale
Pubs and breweries reviewed, from Argyll to Wigtonshire.



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