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An Introductory Guide to Books on Beer


Beer isn’t just a beverage, it’s a lifestyle. Our social lives revolve around sharing pints with friends. We’re always on the hunt for the next great brewery. We plan vacations around the pubs we can visit and the beers we can try.  

The best beer-related activity is, of course, actually drinking beer. Following close behind, though, is reading up on all-things beer. Now, we know what you’re thinking. How can something so solitary be the second-best activity for such an inherently social passion? The answer falls squarely in the “knowledge is power” category.  Books are a source of information, inspiration, and appreciation — all of which help us get the most out of our beer-drinking experiences.

By no means could a single post capture the fantastic (and ever-growing) list of books on this beloved beverage, but we can certainly get you off to a very solid start. So, dust off your library card, fire up your kindle, or head to your favorite book store. It’s time to get reading!

Get to know the classics

Learn about the legends

Scratch your travel itch

For foodies

For aspiring beer brewers

And to continue your education...

Alas, these books just barely scratch the surface. We’ll be posting more of our favorites in the future. In the meantime, you can continue cultivating your reading list by checking out hundreds of reviews in All About Beer Magazine’s book review section on their website. 

Happy reading!

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