Summertime Fun: Bottled and Brewed

Shepherd Park/Juanita E. Thornton Library

Summertime Fun: Bottled and Brewed

The Washington, D.C. area is home to a number of vineyards and breweries.  If you'd like to be more knowledgeable about your next glass, check out these titles.

The Nation's Capital Brewmaster by Mark Elliot Benbow
During the heyday of beer brewing in the District, Christian Heurich owned and operated the largest brewery in the city.  A native of Germany, Mr. Heurich was an experienced brewmaster and had traveled extensively to learn the craft. The book provides a fascinating account of Mr. Heurich's life and the history of beer making in the District. Color illustrated plates and archive images are included.

The Beer Book edited by Tim Hampson
Looking to try new beers? In this book, discover over 1700 beers from around the world. You'll also get tips about how to taste beers and the various types of brews. If you're traveling, check out the maps and beer trails. A glossary follows the text.

WineWise by Steven Kolpan et al.
Become wiser with wine in this award winning guide book! In this second edition, learn about the various wine growing countries, how to taste wine, characteristics of wine, and more. Color photographs and illustrations accompany the text.

Handy Guide to Virginia Wineries by Donna Gough
Take a trip through Virginia's wine country! In this guidebook, you can plan a visit to any of the numerous wineries open to the public throughout the state. If you have more time, you can follow a wine trail depending upon the region. Maps, directory of wineries, and glossary of wine terms are included.

Whiskey Distilled by Heather Greene
What is whiskey and what are its characteristics?  Leading expert Heather Greene provides the answers in this book. You'll learn how whiskey is made from grain to glass, how to taste whiskey, starting a collection, and more.

Bourbon by Dane Huckelbridge
Discover the origins of bourbon and how it became a part of American history and imagination.  You'll meet the people who made bourbon and how the drink was manufactured in distilleries large and small. Archive images accompany the text.

Proof: the Science of Booze by Adam Rogers
What makes the perfect drink?  In this award winning book, the author visited a number of bars and science labs to discover the answer.  You'll enjoy your next drink with appreciation.