There are hundreds of brewing books out there, and thankfully there are books for any level of brewer. I’ll begin with beginner books and move on to more complex ideas.
These two books are both classics for beginner brewers. They cover theory and really answer a lot of questions that pop up in the first few brew sessions.
After someone masters the basics of brewing, they start to get more interested in tweaking recipes or making entirely new recipes. These two will help give direction to someone who is interested in adding a bit more personality to their beers.
After basics and recipe design, many brewers either look into the possibility of starting a business, or they dig even deeper into what each ingredient in the process really does. This first book from the founder of Dogfish Head brewery is a great story about how he set up his brewery and it can serve as an inspiration to future entrepreneurs.
The second series of books is focused on one ingredient per book, and they get REALLY in-depth on each one. This is great for brewers who haven’t found their answers on forums, and there is an amazing amount of info packed into each book.