One of my favorite things to do in the brewery is to age beer on wood. Fermentation of beer in wood vessels was done for centuries, but the inside of the barrel was covered in pitch for sanitation reasons, so the beer never actually contacted the wood. Today, I'm talking about beer and wood contact. The beer actually makes its way into the wood as it ages, allowing flavors and aromas to develop over time.
Here are some of my favorite books about my favorite subject: beer. While there is almost unlimited information online, I still like holding a real-life book in my hands. Lifestyle and beer The first of my two favorite authors on beer lifestyle is Pete Brown. Brown is an amazing storyteller and a very astute writer on beer culture.