Expert Resources to Help You Brew Beer at Home
By now the addiction is impossible to resist, you breathe beer gas and have yeast slurry running through your veins, and you are either working in or heavily active in the beer industry.
At this point, your brewing library is probably pretty extensive, so it is time to add homebrewing resources for specific styles and for the areas that surround the process of brewing, like pairing food with beer, cellaring, packaging and draft maintenance.
Beer Books for Expert Homebrewers
Food and Beer Pairing
The Chef’s Companion, Third Edition by Elizabeth Riely.
The Oxford Companion to Beer edited by Garrett Oliver.
Keeping and Serving Beer
Draught Beer Quality Manual maintained by the Brewers Association.
Cellarmanship by Patrick O’Neill.
Experimental Homebrewing: Mad Science in the Pursuit of Great Beer by Drew Beechum & Denny Conn.
Radical Brewing: Recipes, Tales and World-Altering Meditations in a Glass by Randy Mosher American.
American Sour Beers by Michael Tonsmeire.
Brew Like a Monk: Trappist, Abbey, and Strong Belgian Ales and How to Brew Them by Stan Hieronymus.
Michael Jackson’s Great Beers of Belgium, 6th Edition by Michael Jackson.
Amber, Gold & Black: The History of Britain’s Great Beers by Martyn Cornell.
IPA: Brewing Techniques, Recipes and the Evolution of India Pale Ale by Mitch Steele.
Wild Brews: Beer Beyond the Influence of Brewer’s Yeast by Jeff Sparrow.
Farmhouse Ales: Culture and Craftsmanship in the Belgian Tradition by Phil Markowski.
Podcasts and Courses for Expert Homebrewers
The BJCP has national and master qualifications that can be obtained by sitting and passing the beer judging exam and the proficiency exams by getting a score of greater than 80%. The Cicerone program also have advanced, and master qualifications that can be obtained through their organisation and the Siebel Institute have advanced and master brewers programs.