As long as there’s been beer, there’ve been brewers pushing the envelope of what we traditionally define the beverage as. Extreme brewing is as old as beer itself but it’s come to new heights with the craft beer explosion of recent years. For those looking to brew their own extreme beer, Project Extreme Brewing: An Enthusiast’s Guide to Extreme Brewing at Home by Sam Calagione and Todd & Jason Alström may be just the book you seek.
While we may enjoy a good strong imperial stout from time to time, most of us can’t stomach sitting around and drinking glass after glass of the stuff. Session beers to the rescue! This sessionable drink has recently seen great growth and Session Beers: Brewing For Flavor and Balance by Jennifer Talley takes us on an exploration of easy-drinking brew.
Review: Off-Centered Leadership: The Dogfish Head Guide to Motivation, Collaboration and Smart Growth
Sam Calagione is one of the best known folks in craft beer. His brewery, Dogfish Head, is known to most as a brewer that has continuously pushed the boundaries of what beer can be, and brought back ancient recipes long since forgotten. In his latest book, Off-Centered Leadership: The Dogfish Head Guide to Motivation, Collaboration and Smart Growth, Sam takes a look at leadership and what the future will hold for himself and his brewery.
There are plenty of books on the topic of craft beer but they’re typically non-fiction. What happens when you mix craft beer with murder? Find out in Death On Tap, a murder mystery by author Ellie Alexander.
Craft beer isn’t the only one to experience a huge boom in recent years. Small-batch distillers have seen unprecedented growth too. Whiskey Business: How Small-Batch Distillers Are Transforming American Spirits explores the growth of spirits in the US from the late 20th century until today. Here’s why it’s worth a read.
If you’ve spent any time in the craft beer world or visited a craft brewery, chances are you’ve heard the story a few times. The challenges of getting started from nothing, growing pains, and competing with the big guys. It’s a story almost every craft brewery tells and one that has been told in countless books by craft brewers over the years.
While it’s interesting to hear the version each brewer has to tell, it can also get a bit old time after time. Tony Magee tells a different version of the classic craft brewer startup story in, So You Want to Start a Brewery?: The Lagunitas Story.