Looking for a beer-y Christmas idea? Then read on…
“Dogfish Head Craft Brewery proudly announces the publication of The Dogfish Head Book: 26 Years of Off-Centered Adventures, a celebratory chronology of the offbeat escapades that propelled Dogfish Head to become the beloved craft brewery, distillery, hotel and culinary hub it is today. Written by Dogfish HeadFounder & Brewer, Sam Calagione; Dogfish Head Co-Founder & Communitarian, Mariah Calagione; and longtime co-worker and Dogfish INNkeeper, Andrew C. Greeley, this heavily-illustrated, lovingly-told page-turner provides a detailed account of the brand’s history told through heartfelt stories from the authors, a timetable of Dogfish Head’s off-centered beverage releases AND a plethora of co-worker-told tales. The Dogfish Head Book: 26 Years of Off-Centered Adventures hits shelves and web stores nationwide on Tuesday, October 19.“
I will get my hands on a copy and might even review it for Beer Paper LA.
Coming in November for us in the U.S. is the latest beer book from noted British beer writer Melissa Cole. The Ultimate Book of Craft Beer follows up her previous book on lagers which you should also get.
There has been quite some noise coming from the British craft beer scene. Not that we can get much of the beer here or travel there of late but maybe we needed to get this book from Matthew Curtis first to re-acclimate us to what is going on the UK.
Kind of a “How it Started, How’s It Going” view.
Modern British Beer is available but only via CAMRA’s (Campaign for Real Ale) website for those in country. For those anxious to order in the U.S., try these three retailers: Waterstones, Blackwells and Book Depository.
Some blogs have a nice through line built in that makes it just right to move into book form, such is the case with Farmhouse Ale Quest which sprung from the blog of Lars Marius Garshol. Make sure to buy from him so he can get the full amount of money. Find it HERE.
I am a sucker for a brewery history book. Even when that book is also filled with recipes (beer and/or food) and other miscellany.
“This book offers you a unique look behind the scenes of St.Bernardus: from the rich history to the brewing process and the recently renovated visitor centre. In addition, you will be served various national and international recipes and cocktails by various top and starred chefs, in which the beers of St.Bernardus play the leading role.”
Obviously this book will not be an exhaustive bit of research, but I am adding it to my want to read list
This was a fun ride of a book. I certainly wish that it were longer but as a fan of novellas, this story was complete. It ends sad and there is a never solved mystery of a recipe never seen and in between is Czech beer history a plenty to make you want to visit both Prague and Pilsen.
Basically an old defunct brewery is brought back to life and starts producing excellently reviewed beer but too soon it falls apart with the brewmaster retiring and the owner dying.
I heartily recommend this book. You will probably read it in one sitting.