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The Homebrewer's Almanac

A Seasonal Guide to Making Your Own Beer from Scratch

Marika Josephson, Aaron Kleidon, Ryan Tockstein


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The complete resource for brewing beer with farmed and foraged ingredients, featuring over 50 recipes

Forget hops: The revolution in craft beer is taking place in gardens, farmer’s markets, and deep in the woods outside rural towns across the country. It’s beer that offers a sense of place, incorporating locally sourced and seasonally harvested ingredients into traditional (and untraditional) farmhouse-style beers. The Homebrewer's Almanacis a practical guide for those who are interested in incorporating fresh and foraged ingredients into their beer, written by the brewers of one of the country’s hottest new breweries. Recipes include:

  • Sweet Potato Vienna Lager 

  • Chanterelle Mushroom Saison

  • Nettle Spicebush Ale

  • Sumac Sour Ale

  • Basil Rye Porter

Each chapter offers an overview of what plants to look for in your region, as well as how to harvest and how to preserve them. A brewing guide in the modern DIY tradition with a touch of the retro farmer’s almanac, The Homebrewer's Almanac will be a staple in homebrewers’ libraries and a source of year-round inspiration.

Countryman Press, 9781581573497, 240pp.

Publication Date: September 13, 2016

About the Author

Marika Josephson, Aaron Kleidon, and Ryan Tockstein are the co-owners and brewmasters of Scratch Brewing Company, a brewpub in Illinois focusing on seasonal ingredients and farm-to-table food and beer.