Brooklyn Brew Shop’s Beer Making Book

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!