American Sour Beers
by: Michael Tonsmeire
American Sour Beers is a fantastic book for both homebrewers and sour beer lovers. This book provides well researched and very informative topics covering every aspect of sour and wild beers. You will not only learn, in-depth, how to make delicious and amazing sour beers, but it will teach you why and how. The books covers in-depth techniques from both industry experts and award winning homebrewers. You will come back to this book over and over, learning something new each and every time. This is by far my favorite book and I cannot recommend it enough. If you are looking to start making sour beers, which seems easy once you have read this book, you definitely need to pick up this gem.
One of the most exciting and dynamic segments of today’s craft brewing scene , American-brewed sour beers are designed intentionally to be tart and may be inoculated with souring bacteria, fermented with wild yeast or fruit, aged in barrels or blended with younger beer. Craft brewers and homebrewers have adapted traditional European techniques to create some of the world’s most distinctive and experimental styles. This book details the wide array of processes and ingredients in American sour beer production, with actionable advice for each stage of the process. Inspiration, education and practical applications for brewers of all levels are provided by some of the country’s best known sour beer brewers.