Are you keen on brewing your own beer? Then you'd be remiss not to include Barley & Hops: The Craft Beer Book in your cookbook collection.
Written by beer sommelier Sylvia Kopp, the founder of the Berlin Beer Academy, the book highlights the craft beer movement of the past 30 years. It takes a look at dedicated craft brewers around the world - from the United States and Europe to South Africa and beyond.
In 256 pages, Barley & Hops explores craft beer styles, the quality ingredients used in its production and the unique packaging used to market each brewer's liquid gold.
You'll find personal stories from each brewer along with a glossary of craft beer terms so you can navigate the 'Brew It Yourself' world like a champ. The book also offers great beer and food pairings you can try at home. It retails for $49.95 and may be purchased through Gestalten.
Here's a fun preview of Barley & Hops: