There’s not much in life better than drinking a cold, sudsy bottle of beer crafted by yourself. Brewing beer isn’t rocket science, but that’s not what you’d think when looking at most beer brewing books. They’re filled with calculations, charts and chapter upon chapter about the subtleties of crafting the perfect brew. While this may be handy for the seasoned home brewer, it is far more complex than the beginning, or even average, home brewer needs to create a good beer of their own. This gorgeous and useful new book, Beer Craft, explores the basics to the intermediate steps involved in the craft, all visualized using a heavy graphical style that makes the whole process go down smoothly.
Created by journalist and beer critic William Bostwick and graphic designer Jessi Rymill, the book covers everything from selecting your equipment (it’s not that much) to simple illustrated recipes for all your favorite styles, instructions for customizing your beer (herbs and spices anyone?), a bit of beer history to impress your friends, how to set up your kitchen to make the process as smooth as your beer, beer label design inspiration and even tips and advice from many of our favorite craft brewers including Rogue and Sierra Nevada.
Thirsty to get brewing? You can find more about this tasty book at beercraftbook.com. Click any of the images below for a larger view.