Books for Beer Lovers

By Julianne Jones | June 9 2020 | Nonfiction

Cheers! Salud! Gesondheid! Proost! Na zdravi! Kanpai!

Whatever readers shout when they raise a glass, sales of beer-related books are steadily increasing as consumers spend more time at home. With most bars closing or limiting capacities, readers are not only turning to drinking more at home but are also exploring home-brewing more than ever before.

For curious readers interested in learning more about one of the world’s most popular beverages, encourage accounts to stock titles from this collection of Penguin Random House’s bestselling beer books.

Give accounts an extra boost when discussing these books by sharing a few of these quick beer facts, too:

  • The oldest known recipe for beer comes from the Sumerians and dates back 4,000 years.
  • George Washington used beer in his political campaigns, offering it to voters.
  • The 2010 Texas State Fair featured a “fried beer” treat—which won the prize for Most Creative Fried Food.
  • More beer is consumed in North Dakota than in any other state, approximately 43.6 gallons per person (as of 2013).
  • According to the Brewers Association, there are currently 8,184 craft breweries in the United States.
  • The fear of an empty glass (be it beer, wine, cocktail, etc…) is called “cenosillicaphobia.”

To see the full list of titles on the Backlist Vault, click here.

To see this collection on Edelweiss, click here.

Stuff Every Beer Snob Should Know
From the bestselling STUFF series comes this handy pocket guide to buying, tasting, and appreciating beer.
$9.99 US
Feb 06, 2018
Quirk Books

The Comic Book Story of Beer
The World's Favorite Beverage from 7000 BC to Today's Craft Brewing Revolution
A full-color, lushly illustrated graphic novel that recounts the many-layered past and present of beer through dynamic pictures and insights into the history of the world's favorite brew.
$19.99 US
Sep 22, 2015
Ten Speed Graphic

True Brews
How to Craft Fermented Cider, Beer, Wine, Sake, Soda, Mead, Kefir, and Kombucha at Home
This accessible home-brew guide for alcoholic and non-alcoholic fermented drinks offers a wide range of simple yet enticing recipes for Root Beer, Green Tea Kombucha, Pear Cider, Gluten-Free Pale Ale, Blueberry-Lavender Mead, Gin Sake, Plum Wine, and more.
$23.00 US
May 14, 2013
Ten Speed Press

Modern Cider
Simple Recipes to Make Your Own Ciders, Perries, Cysers, Shrubs, Fruit Wines, Vinegars, and More
A fresh, appealing guide to brewing hard cider that makes everything from sourcing fruits and juices to bottling the finished cider accessible and fun.
$23.00 US
Aug 22, 2017
Ten Speed Press