But much shorter. And more humorous. Seems like a scientific audio book would be dry and boring.
I agree. I have an audiobook copy of Beer
by Charles Bamforth and the material just doesn't translate well for me.
At the moment, my interests lie in two areas.
First, I'm more interested in books that tell the story
of brewing ... I'd like more books on historical brewing -- local & national traditions. Martyn Cornell or Ron Pattinson or Andreas Krennmair type stuff. Or think of the huge classic beer styles series (e.g., #11 Barleywine), but do each volume as an in depth exploration of a culture's brewing tradition rather than a system of styles that were only codified recently. Secrets of the Master Brewers
does a good job of exploring history and applying it to the hobby, and I hear Beer Bible
2nd Ed. expands on this idea.
Second, I'm homebrewer: this is a hobby. I'm not trying to be the next Sierra Nevada or even the next Straight to Ale or Monday Night. Even if I went pro, that market is crowded. Give me books about doing fun stuff with the ingredients around me. Hyper-local brewing. Like the Growing Beer
podcast or The Wildcrafting Brewer