Drinking a brew is quite the experience; you get to sip on glorious hops while socialising with your pals. However, the sheer choice of beverages can be overwhelming at times, especially if you’re new to the game.
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A Hoppy Education: The Best Beer Books to Read

Drinking a brew is quite the experience; you get to sip on glorious hops while socialising with your pals. However, the sheer choice of beverages can be overwhelming at times, especially if you’re new to the game.

To make an informed decision, books and beers should go hand in hand. Why? Because beer books can educate you on this divine drink while deciphering the (confusing) lingo that many budding connoisseurs use. 

There are oodles of these texts out there, so you’re probably wondering where to begin. Well, we’re here to help. We’ve rounded up our top five; read on and get your hands on a copy of each (or just your favourite one)!

1. Craft Beer for The Geeks by BrewDog 

First up is a book that’s been written by some big-name brewers: BrewDog. This brilliant brand brings you a corker of a volume, taking you through fabulous beer-related subjects. 

Learn all about differing brew styles, like the famous IPA, and how they became as popular as they are today. You’ll discover how to boss a DIY beverage and which hoppy delights to drink alongside your most cherished recipes. It’s all in there, so get your head down and become a craft beer professional!

2. Beer: Taste the Evolution in 50 Styles by Natalya Watson

Buckle up; this book will take you on a real journey! It appeals to countless hop enthusiasts because it explores the diverse beer types on the market, and how each one has massively evolved over the years. 

Prepare yourself for an exciting history lesson on pints. Watson helpfully declares how this tipple is made, in such a clear way that everyone can understand the process.

3. For the Love of Hops: The Practical Guide to Aroma, Bitterness and the Culture of Hops by Stan Hieronymus

If you’re new to the craft brew world, you’ve likely seen the term “hops” popping up. Although, you might not be clued up on what this word means (and what impact it has on your beloved beverage). Worry not; reading this book will answer all of your questions. 

It’s such an interesting and educational read, discussing the nature of hops and their incredible origins. Not to mention, it lists over 100 hop varieties and tells you the ins and outs of traditional hop chemistry!

4. Beer and Food Matching by Mark Dredge 

If you’re looking to find out which plates go best with your favourite beer, then this is the right purchase for you. It walks you through the countless craft brews on the market and what styles go well with delicious dishes, including chocolate, cheese and unbelievably, a bacon sandwich! 

Even better, it tells you the science behind these drink and food pairings. Dredge also lists 40 recipes that this tipple can be incorporated into. So, you too can bake a Double IPA Carrot Cake! 

5. The Perfect Pint by Andy Hamilton

If you’ve got a real thirst for knowledge and want to learn more about this epic drink, then we’ve got you sorted.

This guide reveals the secrets behind a top IPA, a prime porter and a sterling stout. Plus, it unpacks all the information you need on how to get the most out of your pint by walking the walk AND talking the talk! Say hello to an in-depth lesson on beer and get lost in pages rich with detail on the British brewing process.

Coincide Your Book Order with A Beer

After reading this article, you’ll be itching for a cold one (and filling your online shopping basket with books). Order a case of beers, now, to cure your craving and don’t forget to check out our other insightful blog posts.

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