Club Library

The club has a library that is free to members.  Lending period is two weeks.  The library is housed at Homebrews and Handgrenades in Baldwin.  If the title is GREEN the book is available; if it is RED it’s currently borrowed.  The Club Library currently owns:

Brewing Better Beer: Master Lessons for Advanced Homebrewers by Gordon Strong

Brewing Better Beer is a comprehensive look at technical, practical and creative homebrewing advice from Gordon Strong, three-time winner of the coveted National Homebrew Competition Ninkasi Award.

Brewing Lager Beer: The Most Comprehensive Book for Home – And Microbrewers by Gregory J Noonan

This book is for serious brewers. Only intermediate, expert and professional small-scale brewers can appreciate the wealth of information presented in this advanced discussion of the principles of sound brewing. Have you ever questioned why certain brewing procedures – or temperatures or ingredients – produce good-tasting, satisfying beer? Every dedicated brewer has. Now, here are the answers. In Brewing Lager Beer, author Gregory Noonan clearly reveals the scientific facts inherent in brewing ingredients and procedures. Now, you can know exactly what produces high-quality beer, and exactly how you can achieve that every single time you brew. Part 1 examines the fine points of beer ingredients. Then Part 2 guides the brewer through the essential steps of planning and brewing classic lager beers. Appendices include brewing facts and measures. For the first time, decoction mashing is thoroughly discussed in English.

Designing Great Beers: The Ultimate Guide to Brewing Classic Beer Styles by Ray Daniels

Author Ray Daniels provides the brewing formulas, tables, and information to take your brewing to the next level in this detailed technical manual.

Hops and Dreams: The Story of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. by Rob Burton

On November 15, 1980, two young homebrewers opened a microbrewery in northern California, naming it after a nearby mountain range. Thirty years later, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is widely recognized as a leader of the craft brewing revolution that has changed American beer’s reputation around the world. Rob Burton, professor of English at California State University, Chico, tells the story of the company’s astonishing rise to success.

 Lambic: Classic Beer Style Series by Jean Xavier Guinard

After studying this unusual, fruity beer style extensively in Belgium and at the University of California-Davis Department of Fermemtation Studies, Jean-Xavier Guinard presents his findings with detail and historical intrigue.

Secrets from the Master Brewers: America’s Top Professional Brewers Share Recipes and Tips for Great Homebrewing by Higgins, Kilgore, & Hertlein

America’s top professional brewers share recipes and tips for great homebrewing.

Tasting Beer: An Insider’s Guide to the World’s Greatest Drink by Randy Mosher

For everyone who has known the pleasure of a pint, Randy Mosher explores and explains the tasting experience, guiding readers to a better understanding of how every batch of beer is affected by recipe formulation, brewhouse procedures, yeasts, fermentations, carbonation, filtration, packaging, and much more. Readers will learn to identify the scents, colors, flavors, and mouth-feel of all the major beer styles. There are also chapters on proper serving and storage conditions, and classic beer and food pairings. Finally, the book includes a style-by-style compendium of the different brews within major beer families, including American craft brews, British lagers, German ales, and Belgian Dubbels. For each style, Mosher includes historical and regional facts, taste and aroma characteristics, seasonal availability, food pairings, and a few terrific recommendations for readers to sample.

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