Beer Craft

A Simple Guide to Making Great Beer

By William Bostwick; Jessi Rymill
(Rodale Press, Paperback, 9781605291338, 176pp.)

Publication Date: May 2011

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Description
Six easy steps to making world-class beer in your kitchen " Beer Craft" by William Bostwick and Jessi Rymill is your guide to drinking the best beer you've ever tasted--by making it yourself. This kitchen manual has everything you need to turn your stove into a small-batch, artisanal brewery. Hone your craft by perfecting the basic beer styles, or go wild with specialty techniques like barrel-aging and brewing with fruit. "Beer Craft" is the ultimate modern homebrewing resource, simple and clear but packed with enough information to satisfy anyone making their first, or four-hundredth, beer.
- Master simple stovetop recipes for all your favorite styles, from pale ales and barleywines to fruit and sour beers
- Flavor your beer with spices, special grains, and a pantry full of deliciously unexpected extras like coffee, chocolate, and homegrown hops
- Create labels and bottle caps for your home brewery, and get inspired by retro designs of beers gone by
- Get pro tips on advanced techniques like barrel-aging and wild bacteria from interviews with brewers at Rogue, Sierra Nevada, Stone, and more of today's best craft breweries
- Learn facts from beer history, like recipes for ancient bog-myrtle and heather beers, the story of the great London beer flood of 1814, and even brewing advice from Thomas Jefferson



About the Author
William Bostwick is the author of Beer Craft and the beer critic for the Wall Street Journal. He has written about beer for GQ, Bon Appetit, Garden & Gun, and other publications. He is an avid homebrewer, former distiller s apprentice, beekeeper, baker, and vagabond bartender. He lives in San Francisco.

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