For the Love of Hops by Stan Hieronymus

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For the Love of Hops by Stan Hieronymus

For the Love of Hops: The Practical Guide to Aroma, Bitterness and the Culture of Hops

For the Love of Hops expertly explains the nature of hops, their origins, and how brewers maximize their positive attributes throughout the brewing process. Author Stan Hieronymus starts with the basics of hop chemistry, then examines the important role farmers play and how brewers can best choose the hops they need. He provides fundamental information about and descriptions of more than 100 hop varieties, along with 16 recipes from around the world, including from top U.S. craft brewers. Hieronymus explores hop quality and utilization, with an entire chapter devoted to dry hopping. Throughout, Hieronymus’ research and accessible writing style educate the reader on the rich history of hops and their development into an essential ingredient in beer.

About the author: Stan Hieronymus is a professional journalist and amateur brewer who has made beer his beat since 1993. The editor at Realbeer.com, he’s written hundreds of articles for periodicals, co-authored four books with his wife, Daria Labinsky, written Brewing with Wheat (2010) and Brew like a Monk.