The Bookshelf Holiday 2017

Great Reads Make Great Holiday Gifts

The Beer Geek Handbook: Living A Life Ruled By Beer

By Patrick Dawson

Patrick Dawson’s The Beer Geek Handbook is a colorful and hilarious read that manages to be both lighthearted and essential – even surprising with its insights. With illustrations by Greg Kletsel and chapters like “Tips For Getting The Most Out Of A Brewery Release,” this handbook has something for every beer geek looking to “tap into a brave new world!”

 

 

Ancient Brews
Rediscovered & Re-Created

By Patrick E. McGovern

Longtime fans of Dogfish Head’s Ancient Ales (like Midas Touch and Sah ‘Tea), which were brewed from ancient beer recipes, should most definitely pick up Patrick E. McGovern’s Ancient Brews: Rediscovered & Re-Created. McGovern doesn’t just profile the oldest alcoholic beverage in history, he takes the reader on a journey into ancient civilizations that were just as obsessed with beer as we are! Dogfish’s Sam Calagione says he believes this book has the power to “galvanize brewers to carry Dr. Pat’s and my torch of brewing creatively in a way that honors the ancient past.”

 

Rising to the Occasion
The Best Toasts for Any Celebration

By Paul Dickson

The holidays are a time of gathering with friends and family to break bread, share a couple of beers and toast to health and happiness. That’s why Paul Dickson’s Rising to the Occasion makes such a great stocking stuffer! Dickson has collected hundreds of toasts ranging from the playful to the profound – one for just about every celebration imaginable.