Skip to main content
The Book of Hops: A Craft Beer Lover's Guide to Hoppiness

The Book of Hops: A Craft Beer Lover's Guide to Hoppiness

Current price: $27.50
Publication Date: May 31st, 2022
Ten Speed Press
The MIT Press Bookstore
1 on hand, as of Apr 16 5:20pm
On Our Shelves Now


The first fully illustrated guidebook for craft beer drinkers, pairing hyper-detailed photography with profiles of 50 of today’s most popular hop varieties.

Hops are the most important ingredient in the beer we love, offering a spectrum of distinct aromas, flavors, and bitterness. Whether it’s a floral Cascade, spicy Saaz, juicy Citra, or a combination of different varieties, hop character has become the driving force behind craft brewing. The Book of Hops profiles fifty of the most sought-after hops from around the world, with intricate photography and notes on taste, composition, use, and origin, plus examples of the wonderful beers that showcase them.

With contributions from today’s most important brewers and growers; a handy primer that breaks down the science, story, and production of beer; and hand-picked craft beer recommendations throughout, this fully illustrated guidebook is all you need to discover and fully savor your next favorite brew.

About the Author

Dan DiSorbo is a principal at PB&J Design, an award-winning brand design agency, and author and illustrator of several bestselling books. He was also cofounder of a successful Connecticut craft brewery and has won numerous competitions in the craft beer industry.
Erik Christiansen is a self-taught photographer and pioneer of focus-stacked photography. His hyper-detailed macro photography has been featured on the cover of Newsweek, in Time magazine, and on Slate, NPR, and Mashable.