Wood & Beer: A Brewer’s Guide
By Peter Bouckaert and Dick Cantwell
$19.95, Brewers Publications
Lucky are we, the drinkers, who will soon benefit from the inspirations that brewers will get after reading this book. Written by two respected brewers, this is an exhaustingly comprehensive examination into a style that gets a lot of attention but is often misunderstood or not completely grasped. History, flavors, maintenance, detailed instructions and processes on how to make the most out of wood and beer are all here and clearly explained.
John is the editor of All About Beer Magazine and the author of three books, including The American Craft Beer Cookbook. Find him on Twitter @John_Holl.