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The Book of Hops: A Craft Beer Lover's Guide to Hoppiness (Dan DiSorbo, Erik Christiansen)


Hops are beer’s most important ingredient, offering a spectrum of distinct aromas, flavors, and bitterness. Featuring delicious varieties like the floral Cascade, bitter Galena, tropical Galaxy, and juicy Citra, this heavily illustrated and deeply researched guidebook helps navigate this ever-expanding field of choices, with notes on taste, composition, use, origin, history, and associated beer styles.

A handy primer section explains the science, story, and production of beer using text, illustrations, and infographics, including a breakdown of key ingredients, the brewing process, and even the right glass for the right beer. The book also describes twenty key beer styles, from Pale Ales and Pilsners to Imperial Stouts and New England IPAs, with a brief history and summary of each style’s taste profile. With hundreds of hand-picked craft beer recommendations throughout, this book is all beer lovers need to choose their next favorite brew.