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Ancient Fire Reading List


  • The Compleat Meadmaker – Ken Schramm
  • The Complete Guide to Making Mead: The Ingredients, Equipment, Processes, and Recipes – Steve Piatz
  • Big Book of Mead Recipes: Over 60 Recipes From Every Mead Style – Robert Ratliff
  • Speed Brewing: Techniques and Recipes for Fast-Fermenting Beers, Ciders, Meads, and More – Mary Izzet
  • The Art of Mead Tasting and Food Pairing – Chrissie Manion Zaerpoor
  • Making Mead (Honey Wine) – Roger A. Morse


  • Cider, Hard & Sweet – Ben Watson
  • Apples of Uncommon Character – Rowan Jacobsen
  • Ciderland – James Crowden
  • World’s Best Ciders – Pete Brown & Bill Bradshaw
  • Tasting Cider – Erin James
  • Cider: Making, Using & Enjoying – Annie Proulx
  • Craft Cider Making – Andrew Lea
  • The New Cider Maker’s Handbook – Claude Jolicoeur

Flavors / Pairing / Etc

  • The Drunken Botanist – Amy Stewart
  • The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity – Andrew Dornenburg
  • What to Drink with What You Eat – Page & Dornenburg
  • Perfect Pairings: A Master Sommelier’s Practical Advice for Partnering Wine with Food – Evan Goldstein
  • The Art of Fermentation – Katz

The Beverage Business / Other Beverages

  • Craft Beverage Business Management *** great for business planning
  • Start Your Own Microbrewery, Distillery, or Cidery
  • Write Your Business Plan
  • Brewery Operations Manual
  • Master The Art Of Selling
  • Ancient Brews: Rediscovered and Re-created
  • Hoptopia: A World of Agriculture and Beer in Oregon’s Willamette Valley
  • Off-Centered Leadership: The Dogfish Head Guide to Motivation, Collaboration and Smart Growth
  • Quench Your Own Thirst: Business Lessons Learned Over a Beer or Two
  • Wine Marketing & Sales, 2nd Edition
  • The Brewmaster’s Table: Discovering the Pleasures of Real Beer with Real Food
  • The Craft of Stone Brewing Co.: Liquid Lore, Epic Recipes, and Unabashed Arrogance
  • The Craft Beer Revolution: How a Band of Microbrewers Is Transforming the World’s Favorite Drink
  • Audacity of Hops: The History of America’s Craft Beer Revolution
  • Bitter Brew: The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America’s Kings of Beer
  • Start Your Own Microbrewery, Distillery, or Cidery: Your Step-By-Step Guide to Success


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