Good Books – Project Extreme Brewing

books, Good Books – Project Extreme Brewing

American Craft Beer delivers craft beer news, entertainment and lifestyle 24/7 and because we do, we’re occasionally sent books to review. And we recently received an ambitious new book from three craft beer legends, Dogfish Head’s Sam Calagione and the Beer Advocate bros, Jason and Todd Alström.

Project Extreme Brewing: An Enthusiast’s Guide to Extreme Brewing at Home is a reckless celebration of envelope-pushing brewing and ‘dangerous beers for dangerous times.’ The kind of brewing that’s defined Sam Calagione and the brewery he built, and the Alström brother’s Extreme Beer Fest events in Boston.

With over 50 homebrew recipes from dozens of America’s most beloved and respected, cutting-edge breweries, Project Extreme Brewing is informed by real world no-how and insider’s tips.

This visually engaging opus (clearly a labor of love) offers the reader step-by-step instructions for making creative, ‘oft-centered’ recipes that challenge traditional definitions of what goes into making a great beer.

True to its name, Project Extreme Brewing features an intriguing spectrum of unusual recipes, some sublime and others completely insane.

Want to brew a Flanders Red inspired by a pastrami sandwich? How about a Chocolate Stout brewed with oysters, or a Scotch Ale that drinks like an Old Fashioned cocktail?

They’re all available in Project Extreme Brewing and so much more.

Want the ‘inside skinny’ on dry-hopping basics? Who better to learn from Vinnie Cilurzo of Russian River Brewing…just sayin.’

How about EXTREME recipes from not only Dogfish Head, but industry players like Against the Grain, Rare Barrel and Tree House?  They all contributed to Project Extreme Brewing.

Written for both the seasoned homebrewer and the newbie alike, Project Extreme Brewing is oft-centered brewbook that homebrewers are going to savor and celebrate. And even if you already own several books on homebrewing…we promise you, you don’t own a brewbook like this!books, Good Books – Project Extreme Brewing

Project Extreme Brewing is scheduled to hit bookstore on November 14th (and available now for pre-sale at

And we’re already predicting that it’s going to one of the holiday season’s hottest craft beer books…It’s that much fun.


Book & Beer image credit: Flicker/Pedro Moura Pinheiro

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