With all the crap they make you read in school, would it kill the powers that be to actually, ya know, throw in some legitimate educational reading once in a while? Something you can actually use in the real world?! See Exhibit A: Brooklyn Brew Shop’s Beer Making Book. This handy guide shows you how the right tools, ingredients, and gumption is all you need to make amazing craft beer. This feel-good page-turner also includes 52 recipes like Everyday IPA and Rose Cheeked & Blonde for spring; Grapefruit Honey Ale and S’More Beer (whoa!) for summer; Apple Crisp Ale and Peanut Butter Porter for fall; Chestnut Brown ale and Gingerbread Ale for winter; and even four gluten-free brews. You also get tips for growing hops, suggestions for food pairings, and recipes for cooking with beer. Another good thing about this book? It’s a very doable 176 pages. So yo, suck it, Steinbeck!