Offering a spectrum of distinct aromas, flavors and bitterness, hops are beer’s most important ingredient. The Book of Hops, authored by craft beer aficionado Dan DiSorbo, profiles 50 of the most sought-after hops from around the world, complete with intricate photography by Erik Christiansen, notes on taste, composition, use and origins, plus examples of the wonderful beers that showcase them.
From delicious varieties like the floral Cascade, bitter Galena, tropical Galaxy, to the juicy Citra, The Book of Hops helps beer drinkers easily navigate the ever-expanding field of choices. A handy primer section breaks down the science, story and production of beer, including a guide to key ingredients, the brewing process and even the right glass for the right beer. The book also describes 20 key beer styles, from pale ales and pilsners to imperial stouts and New England IPAs, with a brief history and summary of each style’s taste profile.
With contributions from today’s most important brewers and growers, along with hundreds of hand-picked craft beer recommendations throughout, The Book of Hops is all you need to discover and savor your next favorite brew. To learn more and purchase a copy, click here, also available on Amazon.
Dan DiSorbo is a principal at PB&J Design, an award-winning brand design agency, and author and illustrator of several bestselling books. He was also a co-founder of a successful Connecticut craft brewery and has won numerous competitions in the craft beer industry.
Erik Christiansen is a self-taught photographer and pioneer of focus-stacked photography. His hyper-detailed macrophotography has been featured on the cover of Newsweek magazine, in Time magazine, and on Slate, NPR, and Mashable.