The American Craft Beer Cookbook

155 Recipes from Your Favorite Brewpubs and Breweries
by John Holl, Garrett Oliver

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Open a cold one and get cooking! Showcasing the diverse ways that beer can be used to enhance a meal, either as an ingredient or by pairing, John Holl’s collection of 155 tasty recipes are designed for the beer-loving foodie. From twists on traditional favorites like American Wheat Bear Steamed...

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Published By Storey Publishing, LLC

Format Paperback


Number Of Pages 352

Publication Date 08/27/2013

ISBN 9781612120904

Dimensions 8.05 inches x 9.15 inches

“My wife and I were lucky enough to be guinea pigs when John was testing out a couple of recipes and I can confirm that the book will be worth every penny.”

— Sam Calagione, President & Founder, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

"Not every recipe in the book is made with beer, but they all taste great when paired with beer — and isn't that the important part? The American Craft Beer Cookbook: 155 Recipes from Your Favorite Brewpubs and Breweries offers up instructions on how to cook everything from appetizers to desserts, including some stuff you'd expect — like pub-friendly foods and barbecue — to some you wouldn't — like cupcakes and ice cream floats. But hey, it's all beer-friendly, so it's all good."

— Saveur

“Finally, a cookbook made for beer geeks!“


“A bible for guys who like to cook with beer, pair their meals with the perfect pour or do both. Some recipes, like the American wheat beer steamed clams, use the beer for both eating and drinking, and all 155 of them taste great with the right ale or lager.”

— Publisher's Weekly

"Finally, a cookbook made for beer geeks!"

— All About Beer magazine

"We've never been so excited to cook in our lives."

— The Boston Globe

“Showcase(s) the transformative cuisine being undertaken by brewpubs across the country."

— Dolce Dolce

"I recommend reading Holl’s entire cookbook, marking pages as you go, for there is inspiration for every season of craft beer and cuisine. This is a cookbook you’ll use often and enjoy exploring, glass in hand.”

“Beer food is more than bar food, and Holl takes you through a range of recipes ranging from Slow-Cooked DoppleBock BBQ Meatballs to Duck Chiles Rellenos. Woven within are profiles of notable brewers and stories about the beers described within. Throughout, the culinary status of beer is rightly elevated.”

“The American Craft Beer Cookbook is full of ideas that will appeal to cooks of all levels and change the way you look at beer. Anyone who loves beer, cooking, and entertaining will enjoy this book.”