New Pocket-Sized Book – The Guide to Craft Beer

The Brewers Association’s educational publishing arm Brewers Publications® has a new book titled The Guide to Craft Beer, This is a pocket guide to understanding, appreciating, and exploring the vast community of craft beer. The Guide to Craft Beer includes a beer style guide, descriptions and everything from the basics of beer to recommended food pairings and sensory development tips. This seems like a great read and gift for the newbie beer geek or an aspiring one.

The new Guide to Craft Beer joins such other recent Brewers Publications books like Gose: Brewing a Classic German Beer for the Modern Era and Brewing Eclectic IPA: Pushing the Boundaries of India Pale Ale.

More from a press release:

“Now is an incredible time to be a craft beer lover,” said Jess Baker, editor in chief of the consumer website for beer lovers, “As breweries continue to experiment with new styles, and put their own twists on old ones, The Guide to Craft Beer is a great resource for anyone who wants to learn more about craft beer. Plus, it’s totally totable and easy to keep in your backpack or purse to jot down notes as you explore breweries and beers.”

Perfect for gift-giving, The Guide to Craft Beer helps readers explore style preferences, traditional and modern brewing ingredients, pairings to delight the palate, and a tasting log for readers to record their personal journeys with craft beer.

In 2019, more than 7,400 breweries are brewing beers that push the boundaries of the established 15 style families. Those same small and independent breweries are also changing the way people think about beer. The Guide to Craft Beer illuminates how breweries are community leaders, contributors to the community and driving change.

Brewers Publications supports the mission of the Brewers Association by publishing books of enduring value for amateur and professional brewers, as well as titles that promote understanding and appreciation of American craft beer. With more than 60 titles to choose from, it is the leading publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers, homebrewer, and beer enthusiasts.

The Guide to Craft Beer

ISBN: 9781938469541 
Size: 4-1/4” x 6-1/2”, 188 pp

Format: Paperback

Cover Price: $12.95

Publication Date: Aug.1, 2019

Release Date: Aug. 7, 2019


About the Brewers Association 

The Brewers Association (BA) is the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts. The BA represents 4,900-plus U.S. breweries. The BA’s independent craft brewer seal is a widely adopted symbol that differentiates beers by small and independent craft brewers. The BA organizes events including the World Beer Cup®, Great American Beer Festival®, Craft Brewers Conference® & BrewExpo America®, SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience, Homebrew Con, National Homebrew Competition and American Craft Beer Week®. The BA publishes The New Brewer® magazine, and Brewers Publications® is the leading publisher of brewing literature in the U.S. Beer lovers are invited to learn more about the dynamic world of craft beer at® and about homebrewing via the BA’s American Homebrewers Association® and the free Brew Guru® mobile app. Follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram

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