If you're a budding beer geek, listen up: you should read this book. Joshua M. Bernstein's Brewed Awakening: Behind the Beers and Brewers Leading the World's Craft Brewing Revolution covers pretty much every current trend in beer and makes the basics pretty fun.
Been hearing about Nelson Sauvin hops? Bernstein tells us about them. Wondering about beer options for celiacs? He's got that too. He chats with sour beer pioneers and explains why special-release brews are so expensive, covers lesser-known historical styles, and tells the extraordinary stories behind some more recent brews.
This primer for the curious may not be for those who already consider themselves experts, but if you're still relatively new to craft beer, this entertaining book—which isn't limited to one corner of the country and even includes some brewers and beers from around the globe—is one to put in your shopping cart.
Five (5) lucky Serious Beer Lovers can win a copy right here. Just leave a comment on this post by Monday, March 5 at 10 a.m. EST telling us what beers are in your fridge right now. Are you really getting into porter? Big fan of IPA? Do you have a favorite local brew? Let us know—and five of you will win a book!
Contest is closed as of Monday, March 5 at 10 a.m. EST. One entry per community member. Winners must provide US mailing address, sorry, books can't be shipped abroad. Standard Serious Eats contest rules apply.