For the up-and-coming craft brewer, or a homebrewer hobbyist looking to hone his or her craft, comes Craft Beer for the Homebrewer. Homebrewing is the gateway hobby to craft brewing and with this book, aspiring brewers can create their favorite craft beers and start putting their own twist on recipes. In Craft Beer for the Homebrewer, beer writer and certified cicerone Michael Agnew merges the passions of consumption and creation into one definitive guidebook, designed for the craft beer lover who also happens to be a homebrew enthusiast. Agnew presents dozens of recipes adapted by craft brewmasters for the homebrewer to make in his or her own kitchen, basement, garage or patio.
Based on the actual production beers of featured microbreweries, these recipes cover the entire range of beer styles — ambers and pales, IPAs, stouts and porters, Irish and Scottish ales, Belgians and wheats — representing craft breweries from across the United States. Each recipe is accompanied by full-color photography, an ingredient list, instructions for both the mash and extract brewer and historical and anecdotal notes about the brewery that provided it.
Agnew prefaces the book with an introduction to the craft beer industry, briefly discussing the major ingredients and required equipment that homebrewers will encounter inside. With its meticulous selection of delicious beer varieties, Craft Beer for the Homebrewer offers a beautifully designed collection of microbrews for the homebrewer on the cutting edge of the craft beer scene.