Monday, November 14, 2016

Top 5 Choices For The Book Lover and Beer Aficionado, 2016 Gift Guide

Written by  Aimee West
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These are my top five choices for the book lover and beer aficionado in your life this holiday season.
detroit beer bookDetroit Beer - A History of Brewing in the Motor City
by Stephen C. Johnson (Owner of Motor City Brew Tours)

Stephen Johnson, owner of Motor City Brew Tours got his inspiration from talking about beer and history on a daily basis with his Detroit-based tour company where he “takes people to beer by biking, walking and bus.” His book, Detroit Beer – A History of Brewing in the Motor City focuses on brewing in Detroit during the mid-1800’s through prohibition up to the current happenings in the craft beer movement. This is a great book for someone who enjoys history and we would suggest presenting it with your favorite 6 pack so they can read by the pint full.

Link to purchase HERE

DIYBeerBookDIY Beer Brewing: Creating Your First Homebrew

By Astrid Cook

Astrid Cook gives you a great introduction into beer brewing. Learn about the basics of brewing, including finding the right equipment, original craft beer recipes and how to explore adding different ingredients such as coffee, chocolate and bacon to your beer. This is a great beer book for someone who is interested in learning the basics about becoming a home brewer.

Link to purchase HERE


craft beer marketing and distributionCraft Beer Marketing & Distribution – Brace for SKUMeggedon

By Mark Colburn

Mark Colburn takes home brewers and craft brewers onto the next steps of distribution, and entering the U.S. beverage industry. Craft Beer Marketing & Distribution – Brace for SKUMeggedon is perfect for someone who wants to take their home brewing to the next level. This book is also used at Schoolcraft College in Livonia as the primary text for their Brewing & Marketing course.


Link to purchase HERE


100 things to do before you die book100 Things To Do In Detroit Before You DIE

By Amy S. Eckert

Not a beer book but with the name of “100 Things To Do In Detroit Before You DIE” how could I not add it? Amy Eckert has created an absolute fabulous list of places to go and things to do, you can feel the buzz of a city in the middle of a revival. She does mention where you can “Sip a Cold one at Detroit’s Craft Breweries.” This is a perfect gift for someone who wants to get out and explore everything that Detroit has to offer.


Link to Purchase HERE


NewEngladbookWhat’s Brewing in New England: A Guide to Brewpubs and Craft Breweries

By Kate Cone

This is the perfect guide for someone who wants to explore beyond Michigan for great craft beer. Other states have experienced an explosion of craft breweries, and Kate Cone gives you an updated list on this already great guide of breweries in New England. With fun stories of the places she has seen and people she had met you will be planning your next trip to the New England area.


Link to purchase HERE

There are many more great brewing books available, these are just the top five that I thought were worth sharing. Good luck finding the perfect gift for the loved ones in your life.

Aimee West

Aimee West

Is new to the craft beer scene but always willing and wanting to learn more.