Beer Books

Bob Barnes - For summer reading, here are three books about America’s favorite beverage to enjoy while relaxing in your hammock, lounging at the pool or cooking in your kitchen, preferably with a beer in your hand.

The Foodie’s Beer Book

The Art of Pairing and Cooking with Beer for Any Occasion

By Brooke & Luther Fedora

Sky horse Publishing

This recipe book by gastropub owners and Culinary Institute of America graduates Brooke and Luther Fedora explores the many ways beer can enrich a dish or an entire meal. Broken down into seasons of the year, each recipe includes an attractive color photo of the dish and detailed instructions. The authors include a brief history of beer, descriptions of major beer styles and instructions for baking, de-glazing, frying, grilling, steaming and poaching with beer.

We Make Beer

Inside the Spirit and Artistry of America’s Craft Brewers

By Sean Lewis

St. Martin’s Press

This celebration of American brewing by a frequent contributor to and former columnist for BeerAdvocate magazine gives an overview of craft beer with insights from some of the stalwarts of the industry: including Sam Adams’s Jim Koch, Sierra Nevada’s Ken Grossman, Dogfish Head’s Sam Calagione and Stone Brewing’s Greg Koch.

The Umami Factor
Full-spectrum Fermentation for the 21st Century

By Robert Rivelle George


Award-winning brewer and vintner Robert Rivelle George takes a textbook approach to providing a comprehensive full-spectrum examination of the ins and outs of virtually every type of fermented beverage—spanning the gamut of soft drinks, beer, wine, sake, cider, mead, and hard liquor—including recipes and detailed instructions for making them. Ideal for the professional or amateur brewer, winemaker or distiller, the book includes a multitude of tables on topics such as types of hops, grains, adjuncts, yeast and cleaning and sanitizing products.

The Author:

Bob Barnes is editorial director of The Las Vegas Food & Beverage Professional, regional correspondent for Celebrator Beer News and writes the Top 10 Beer lists for He welcomes your inquiries and can be reached via e-mail at

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