Brewers Publications Books

Brewers Publications (BP) supports the mission of the Brewers Association by publishing books of enduring value for amateur and professional brewers as well as titles that promote understanding and appreciation of American craft beer. BP is the largest publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers, homebrewers and beer enthusiasts.

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How To Brew: Everything You Need to Know to Brew Great Beer Everytime

by John Palmer

Fully revised and updated, How to Brew is the definitive guide to making quality beers at home. Whether you want simple, sure-fire instructions for making your first beer, or you’re a seasoned homebrewer working with all-grain batches… Read more.

Brewing Local

New Release

Brewing Local: American-Grown Beer

by Stan Hieronymus

Americans have brewed beers using native ingredients since pre-Columbian times, and a new wave of brewers has always been at the forefront of the locavore movement… Read more.

Wood and Beer

New Release

Wood & Beer: A Brewer’s Guide

by Dick Cantwell and Peter Bouckaert

The use of wooden vessels for storage, transportation, fermentation or aging of beer is deeply rooted in history. Today’s talented brewers are innovating, experimenting and enthusiastically embracing the seemingly mystical complexity of flavors and aromas derived from wood… Read more.

New Release

Modern Homebrew Recipes

by Gordon Strong

Craft beer is about innovation, discovery and interpretation. Homebrewing is about all that and more! As the beer scene evolves, so do the beer styles we know and love. In Modern Homebrew Recipes, Grandmaster Beer… Read more

A Year of Beer: 260 Seasonal Homebrew Recipes

Compiled by Amahl Turczyn Sheppach

Use the brewing calendar and 260 homebrew recipes for a wide variety of beer styles at just the right time of year. Compiled by Amahl Turczyn.… Read more

Altbier: History, Brewing Techniques and Recipes (Classic Beer Style Series)

by Horst Dornbusch

Altbier is considered Germany’s oldest and most famous beer style. This book explains how monks and nuns brewed it in Düsseldorf centuries ago, and how to brew one today. Altbier covers brewing processes, flavor profile, recipes and much more.… Read more

American Sour Beers: Innovative Techniques for Mixed Fermentations

by Michael Tonsmeire

One of the most exciting and dynamic segments of today’s brewing scene is American-brewed sour beers, with craft brewers and homebrewers alike adapting traditional European techniques to create some of the world’s most distinctive and… Read more

Barley Wine: History, Brewing Techniques and Recipes (Classic Beer Styles Series)

by Fal Allen and Dick Cantwell

Learn the brewing secrets for hearty barley wines. Discover its rich history. Find out why it’s called a “wine.” Includes barley wine recipes from some of the industry’s most respected brewers. The eleventh title in Brewers Publications’ critically acclaimed Classic Beer Style Series.… Read more

Bavarian Helles (Classic Beer Style Series)

by Horst Dornbusch

First created in Munich in 1894, Helles is perhaps the most delicate beer imaginable, and must rely on its incredible subtlety to please the palate. Munich’s beer hall helles, the palest of lagers, has almost no nose or up-front bitterness. Straw blonde and topped by a tall, white crown, it is the… Read more

Beer for Pete’s Sake: The Wicked Adventures of a Brewing Maverick

by Pete Slosberg

Pete Slosberg charts his life in terms of beer–before and after he learned to like it. From his first beer at sixteen (he hated it), his dislike for the taste stayed with him. Then serendipity stepped in. In 1979 he tried making wine. Unwilling to wait five years for it to mature, he… Read more

Beer in America: The Early Years 1587-1840

by Gregg Smith

A definitive and fresh account of the role of beer in our country’s founding and formative years. Beginning with the colonial era and ending with America’s emergence as an industrial power, Beer in America contains many surprising revelations… Read more

Belgian Ale (Classic Beer Style Series)

by Pierre Rajotte

Pierre Rajotte has traveled the globe in search of the ultimate brew and found that Belgian ale is the pinnacle of artistic brewing complexity. Discover the importance of sugar, top-fermenting yeasts and Belgian hops to the success of this intricate, traditional ale.… Read more

Bock (Classic Beer Style Series)

by Darryl Richman

A comprehensive look at this once-forgotten beer style, Bock (by Darryl Richman), covers the history, style profiles, procedures and recipes of this unique family of beers. You’ll find everything you need to understand, appreciate and brew bock in this book.… Read more

Brew Like a Monk: Trappist, Abbey and Strong Belgian Ales and How to Brew Them

by Stan Hieronymus

Discover what makes the heavenly brews of Belgium so good in this new book by long time Real Beer Page Editor Stan Hieronymus. In Brew Like a Monk, he details the beers and brewing of the famous Trappist… Read more

Brewing Better Beer: Master Lessons for Advanced Homebrewers

by Gordon Strong

Brewing Better Beer is a comprehensive look at technical, practical and creative homebrewing advice from Gordon Strong, three-time winner of the coveted National Homebrew Competition Ninkasi Award. Discover techniques, philosophy, recipes and tips that will help you take your homebrew to the next… Read more

Brewing Classic Styles: 80 Winning Recipes Anyone Can Brew

by Jamil Zainasheff and John Palmer

Homebrewing gurus John Palmer and Jamil Zainasheff give guidance to brewers interested in reproducing 80-plus competition styles and classic beer styles for their own enjoyment or to enter into competitions.… Read more

Brewing with Wheat: The ‘Wit’ and ‘Weizen’ of World Wheat Beer Styles

by Stan Hieronymus

The “wit” and “weizen” of wheat beers. Author Stan Hieronymus visits the ancestral homes of the world’s most interesting styles—Hoegaarden, Kelheim, Leipzig, Berlin and even Portland, Oregon—to sort myth from fact and find out how the beers are made today. Complete with brewing details and… Read more

Brown Ale: History, Brewing Techniques, Recipes (Classic Beer Style Series)

by Ray Daniels and Jim Parker

Brown ale has come a long way since its murky beginnings as the first beer style ever produced. Jam-packed with historical and technical brewing information, Brown Ale is not only an excellent reference, but a fascinating read as well. It is number 14 in Brewers Publications’ Classic Beer Style… Read more

Continental Pilsner (Classic Beer Style Series)

by David Miller

Considered the father of all lagers, Continental Pilsener changed the course of brewing around the world. Noted author and brewer David Miller examines each country’s version of Pilsener, including ingredients and brewing stages.… Read more

Designing Great Beers: The Ultimate Guide to Brewing Classic Beer Styles

by Ray Daniels

An indispensable guide intended for brewers interested in formulating their own beers based on classic styles, modern techniques, and their own vision of the perfect beer… Read more

Farmhouse Ales: Culture and Craftsmanship in Belgian Tradition

by Stan Hieronymus

Today’s farmhouse styles resulted from years of evolution, refinement, interpretation and re-interpretation of the simple, rustic ales once brewed on farms in Flanders and Wallonia. Farmhouse Ales defines… Read more

For the Love of Hops: The Practical Guide to Aroma, Bitterness and the Culture of Hops

by Stan Hieronymus

For the Love of Hops expertly explains the nature of hops, their origins, and how brewers maximize their positive attributes throughout the brewing process. Author Stan Hieronymus starts with the basics of hop chemistry, then… Read more

German Wheat Beer (Classic Beer Style Series)

by Eric Warner

Warner, graduate of the prestigious Weihenstephan school of brewing in Germany, guides you through the history, tradition and profiles of wheat beer. This is a thoroughly researched book that teaches history, techniques of brewing and recipe profiles of original wheat beers. It explores this German… Read more

Great Beers of Belgium (Sixth Edition)

by Michael Jackson

Great Beers of Belgium is a richly detailed examination of Belgian beer and brewing. Michael Jackson’s extraordinary passion for Belgian beer shines through in every aspect of this engaging work from the personal stories of the people behind… Read more

How To Brew: Everything You Need to Know to Brew Beer Right the First Time

by John Palmer

How to Brew is the definitive book on making quality beers at home from simple instructions for making your first beer to the seasoned home brewer working with all-grain, this book has something for you… Read more

Independence Days

by Justin Matott

In each of the stories, the author brings to life ordinary experiences that are universal. At their center is one peripheral, almost subliminal but unifying element. Beer. It is the catalyst that forges friendships, diffuses… Read more

IPA: Brewing Techniques, Recipes and the Evolution of India Pale Ale

by Mitch Steele

Explore the evolution of one of craft beer’s most popular styles, India pale ale. Loaded with brewing tips from some of the country’s best brewers, IPA covers techniques from water treatment to hopping procedures. Included are 48… Read more

Kolsch: History, Brewing Techniques, Recipes (Classic Beer Styles Series)

by Eric Warner

Kolsch offers in-depth information on the history, flavor profile, brewing methods, recipes and ingredients of this delicate golden ale. Warner includes some tried-and-true recipes, and a listing of where to go in Cologne, Germany, to enjoy an authentic “Kolsch experience.”… Read more

Lambic (Classic Beer Style Series)

by Jean Guinard

Lambic is one of Brewers Publications’ most requested out-of-print books. Now you can get it as an e-book! After studying this unusual, fruity beer style extensively in Belgium and at the University of California-Davis Departme… Read more

Malt: A Practical Guide from Field to Brewhouse

by John Mallett

Brewers often call malt the soul of beer. Fourth in the Brewing Elements series, Malt: A Practical Guide from Field to Brewhouse delves into the intricacies of this key ingredient used in virtually all beers… Read more

Mild Ale: History, Brewing, Techniques, Recipes (Classic Beer Style Series)

by David Sutula

The Classic Beer Style Series from Brewers Publications examines individual world-class beer styles, covering origins, history, sensory profiles, brewing techniques and commercial examples… Read more

New Brewing Lager Beer: The Most Comprehensive Book for Home and Microbrewers

by Greg Noonan

New Brewing Lager Beer is the classic treatise on brewing lagers, offering a thorough yet practical education on the theory and techniques and all-grain brewing… Read more

Pale Ale: History, Brewing, Techniques, Recipes (Classic Beer Style Series) (Second Edition)

by Terry Foster

Never before has the evolution of pale ale been so thoroughly explored. Terry Foster pays proper homage to this distinctive ale and the sub-styles it has spawned. This all-new revised and expanded edition includes a new section on American IPA’s, pale ales and amber ales.… Read more

Porter (Classic Beer Style Series)

by Terry Foster

A brewing veteran and renowned expert on British beers, Terry Foster has written the only in-depth book on brewing this classic style with modern ingredients and equipment. Porter reviews the history of George Washington’s favorite beer and teaches you how to create this rich, full-bodied ale for y… Read more

Principles of Brewing Science: A Study of Serious Brewing Issues (Second Edition)

by George Fix, Ph.D

Principles of Brewing Science is an indispensable reference which applies the practical language of science to the art of brewing. As an introduction to the science of brewing chemistry for the homebrewer to… Read more

Prost! The Story of German Beer

by Horst Dornbusch

Trace the 3,000-year-old story of German beer from its turbid beginnings among tribal bands in the forests to the crisp, clean gems we drink today. Discover German beer’s subtle secrets—find out what makes… Read more

Radical Brewing: Recipes, Tales and World-Altering Meditations in a Glass

by Randy Mosher

History, humor and homebrewing converge when the creative and prolific mind of Randy Mosher explores the expressive side of beer in Radical Brewing. Mosher sees homebrewing—and by extension craft brewing—as an antidote to corporate, mass-market beers… Read more

Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers: The Secrets of Ancient Fermentation

by Stephen Harrod Buhner

Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers explores the mystery, folklore, and healing power of ancient fermentation. This is the first comprehensive book ever written on the sacred aspects of indigenous, historical psychotropic and herbal healing beers of the world… Read more

Scotch Ale (Classic Beer Style Series)

by Greg Noonan

In Scotch Ale, Greg Noonan presents keen insights into yeast, hops, malts, water and brewing conditions that will help you achieve a superior batch of Scotch ale… Read more

Smoked Beers: History, Brewing Techniques, Recipes (Classic Beer Style Series)

by Geoff Larson and Ray Daniels

For centuries smoke-flavored beers survived modernization in a small enclave centered around Bamberg, Germany. Today new examples are being made by brewers throughout the US. Enjoy the history, culture and brewing of these wonderful beers with this informative volume… Read more

Standards of Brewing: A Practical Approach to Consistency and Excellence

by Charles W. Bamforth, Ph.D., D.Sc.

Standards of Brewing covers an essential topic for today’s brewers: consistent production of quality product. With distribution expanding and competition intense, no brewery can afford to release product for distribution unless it is confident… Read more

Stephen Beaumont’s Brewpub Cookbook: 100 Great Recipes from 30 Famous North American Brewpubs

by Stephen Beaumont

Nowhere is the marriage of beer and food sweeter than in the brewpubs of North America. From award-winning writer and author of the best-selling Great Canadian Beer Guide, comes an exceptional cookbook filled with… Read more

Stout (Classic Beer Style Series)

by Dr. Michael J. Lewis

In Stout, Michael Lewis, Ph.D, traces the changing view of this popular beer style from a medicinal tonic to its glorified position in today’s beer world. Lewis covers the style completely – from history and commercial examples to recipes for home and professional brewing… Read more

The Best of American Beer and Food: Pairing & Cooking with Craft Beer

by Lucy Saunders

The Best of American Beer and Food showcases chefs and craft brewers who cook with beer and pair flavorful beers from pilsner to porter with hand-crafted foods. This cookbook begins by exploring the art of pairing flavorful beers… Read more

The Brewers Association’s Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery

by Dick Cantwell

Starting a successful brewery takes more than heart. The Brewers Association’s Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery delivers essential industry knowledge to brewers aspiring to chart their own course. Read more

The Compleat Meadmaker: Home Production of Honey Wine From Your First Batch to Award-winning Fruit and Herb Variations

by Ken Schramm

Home production of honey wine (mead) from your first batch to award-winning fruit and herb variations.… Read more

Victory Beer Recipes: America’s Best Homebrew

Compiled by the American Homebrewers Association

Brew and enjoy 128 new award-winning recipes from the AHA National Homebrew Competition, 1989 to 1993. From the lively flavor of A Peek Under the Kilt Scotch ale to the sensuous bite of Lady of the Morning continental dark bock, these recipes will thrill your taste buds and tune your brewing skills… Read more

Vienna, Marzen, Oktoberfest (Classic Beer Style Series)

by George and Laurie Fix

A product of the German brewing revolution, Oktoberfest is a sweet, malty lager and a satisfying brew. George Fix, outstanding brewer and author, and Laurie Fix, an active homebrewer and brewing competition judge, have written this well-researched profile of an enjoyable beer style to both drink and… Read more

Water: A Comprehensive Guide for Brewers

by John Palmer and Colin Kaminski 

Water is arguably the most critical and least understood of the foundation elements in brewing beer. Water: A Comprehensive Guide for Brewers, third in Brewers Publications’ Brewing Elements series, takes the mystery out of water’s role in… Read more

Wild Brews: Beer Beyond the Influence of Brewer’s Yeast

by Jeff Sparrow

When brewers allow organisms other than Saccharomyces yeast to influence the taste of their ales, a new family of flavors enters the beer vocabulary. Wild Brews explores the world of Lambics, Flanders red and brown beers and American brews in a… Read more

Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation

by Chris White and Jamil Zainasheff

Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation is a resource for brewers of all experience levels. The authors adeptly cover yeast selection, storage and handling of yeast cultures, how to culture yeast, the art of rinsing/washing yeast cultures and much more… Read more