A Father's Day Twofer
Next Sunday (June 18) is Father's Day. I would be remiss if I didn't suggest a couple of titles you might consider for dear old dad. The first is my newly-released The Secrets of Master Brewers, which is ostensibly a homebrew book. In fact, it's great for anyone who has a deep interest in understanding the beer traditions of the world. There are formulations and instructions for 26 beer archetypes from seven countries, but these instructions are surrounded by a longer discussion of the nature of the beers, where they came from historically and regionally, and the philosophy of the people who made them. You'll find notes from some of the world's best brewers--at breweries famous for the very beers I discuss.
Copies available at your local bookseller, or at a discount on Amazon.
Also consider The Beer Bible if your old man doesn't own a copy. I've probably rattled on long enough about it that you know the shtick. It is the most comprehensive book on beer available today, and one I tried to make enjoyable and accessible. If nothing else,look it offers size and heft as a gift, which makes it look impressive. You can definitely find it at your local bookseller, or seize the absurdly low price Amazon offers.
Source: Crafty Beer Girls
Oh, and while we're at it, why not mention Cider Made Simple? It's my second book, and one that will illuminate the history, regional differences, production, and sensory elements of cider. It is one of the few descriptive books not written for the aspiring cider maker. Amazon also has it at a low, low price.