Santa Cruz author Amelia Slayton Loftus knows how to do it right! Like many in the area, Loftus is in support of organic, small-scale farming, and argues that it follows that those who call for sustainable food should also call for sustainable drink. A great guide to homebrewing for any aspiring beer crafter—and in league with some of the best instruction guides out there—this book is a testament to delicious, organic beer.— Mikaela
Brew delicious organic beer at home. In this comprehensive guide, Amelia Slayton Loftus covers everything you need to know to brew at home with organic ingredients, stressing practices that minimize waste and use sustainable resources. Along with 30 irresistible recipes, Loftus provides expert tips on buying equipment, harnessing solar energy, recycling water, using spent grain, and growing your own organic barley, hops, and herbs. You’ll enjoy brewing homemade beer that not only tastes great, but is good for the environment.
Amelia Slayton brewed her first batch of organic beer in 1995 and has won many local and national homebrewing awards. In 1997, she cofounded Seven Bridges Cooperative, the country’s only cooperatively owned, certified organic homebrew supply store (www.breworganic.com) and was intimately involved with the day-to-day business until 2011. She now concentrates on writing and homesteading full-time. She lives in Santa Cruz, California.
“It was only a matter of time before the trends of homebrewing and sustainability came together, making it possible to make your own beer with as little impact as possible — and since Sustainable Homebrewing: An All-Organic Approach to Crafting Great Beer there's never been a better resource for trying it yourself. … By the time you're done reading it, you'll be ready to brew without waste, and improve your brewing skills while you're at it.”