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The Homebrewer's Almanac

A Seasonal Guide to Making Your Own Beer from Scratch
Marika Josephson, Aaron Kleidon, Ryan Tockstein
Book cover for The Homebrewer's Almanac by Marika Josephson
The complete resource for brewing beer with farmed and foraged ingredients, featuring over 50 recipes

Forget hops: The revolution in craft beer is taking place in gardens, farmer’s markets, and deep in the woods outside rural towns across the country. It’s beer that offers a sense of place, incorporating locally sourced and seasonally harvested ingredients into traditional (and untraditional) farmhouse-style beers. The Homebrewer's Almanac is a practical guide for those who are interested in incorporating fresh and foraged ingredients into their beer, written by the brewers of one of the country’s hottest new breweries. Recipes include:
  • Sweet Potato Vienna Lager
  • Chanterelle Mushroom Saison
  • Nettle Spicebush Ale
  • Sumac Sour Ale
  • Basil Rye Porter

Each chapter offers an overview of what plants to look for in your region, as well as how to harvest and how to preserve them. A brewing guide in the modern DIY tradition with a touch of the retro farmer’s almanac, The Homebrewer's Almanac will be a staple in homebrewers’ libraries and a source of year-round inspiration.

September 2016
7.9 x 9.3 | 240pp | Paperback |
75 color photographs
$22.95 (US)
$29.95 (CA)
About the Author
Marika Josephson, Aaron Kleidon, and Ryan Tockstein are the co-owners and brewmasters of Scratch Brewing Company, a brewpub in Illinois focusing on seasonal ingredients and farm-to-table food and beer.