Category Archives: Beer Books

My favorite beer book of 2015.

The World’s Favorite Beverage from 7000 BC to Today’s Craft Beer Revolution Jonathan Hennessy & Mike Smith, authors; Aaron McConnell, art Ten Speed Press, Trade Paperback, $18.99, 2015 Comics began to emerge as something more than “just for kids” right … Continue reading

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Some people suggest Jack Curtin is getting grumpy in his old age. Others ask how anybody could tell the difference.

The newest issue of Celebrator Beer News has just gone online today and I call the attention of fellow Pennsylvanians to my regular (and misnomered) “Atlantic Ale Trail” column, which you can read here. The main focus is the performance … Continue reading

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The book reviews you were probably starting to think you’d never see.

This whole review project has been embarrassing to me, unfair to the publishers and authors who provided me with review copies and surely annoying to you regular attendees here who have a right to expect me to follow up on … Continue reading

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Beer books for Christmas giving, an area in which I was most naughty and not at all nice.

I wanted to check out and (presumably) recommend some of 2013’s major books about the beer world in time for Christmas.The authors and publishers were kind enough to provide me with review copies and everything was set. Then I wandered … Continue reading

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A Rich treasure trove of Philly beer lore.

I finally got around to buying a copy of Rich Wagner’s Philadelphia Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in the Cradle of Liberty this week and spent the last hour or so reading through its closing section, “The Craft Beer … Continue reading

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New Jersey gets Mark-ed up.

Good guy Mark Haynie, having survived writing a book with Lew Bryson, has created “The Beer Guy,” a bi-weekly column for The Press of Atlantic City. His first column appears today. Mark is not new at this; he already covers … Continue reading

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Man does not live by beer alone.

Sometimes he needs to read about it as well. Sorry I’m so late with this, but here’s a last-minute look at four quite different beer books which would make ideal holiday gifts, even if only for yourself. Garrett Oliver’s surprisingly … Continue reading

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The Oxford Companion brouhaha.

I haven’t even gotten around to opening my review copy of The Oxford Companion to Beer as yet, aside from a quick thumb-through right after it arrived, and now I’m wondering if I even dare. The fuss this volume has … Continue reading

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If you like this sort of thing…

…this is likely the sort of thing you’ll like (that is a formulation I use all too often and probably I will stop doing so–or maybe not, ’cause it works so well). 33 Books is a series of tasting notebooks that … Continue reading

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Here at last.

As you know, I’ve been anxiously awaiting the arrival of The Oxford Companion to Beer. Well, yesterday afternoon, anxiety died a quiet death. This is not, I think I can safely say, a book any reviewer is going to read … Continue reading

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