Books

Over the last several years, John Holl has written several books contributed to several others. Read below for a description of each. Whenever possible, please support your local, independent bookstore to purchase a copy. If you are interested in a personalized signed copy, please contact John directly by clicking here.

john holl drink beer think beer book coverDrink Beer, Think Beer: Getting to the Bottom of Every Pint

Right here, right now is the best time in the history of mankind to be a beer drinker. America now has more breweries than at any time since prohibition, and globally, beer culture is thriving and constantly innovating. Drinkers can order beer brewed with local yeast or infused with moondust. However, beer drinkers are also faced with uneven quality and misinformation about flavors. And the industry itself is suffering from growing pains, beset by problems such as unequal access to taps, skewed pricing, and sexism.

Drawing on history, economics, and interviews with industry insiders, John Holl provides a complete guide to beer today, allowing readers to think critically about the best beverage in the world. Full of entertaining anecdotes and surprising opinions, Drink Beer, Think Beer is a must-read for beer lovers, from casual enthusiasts to die-hard hop heads.

Please support local bookstores and order a copy here.

dishing up new jersey book coverDishing Up New Jersey

New Jersey native John Holl searched from Sussex County to Cape May to find the best recipes New Jersey has to offer, and the result is this rich and unique cookbook celebrating the foods, flavors, cultures, and traditions of the Garden State. These 150 recipes include dishes featuring New Jersey’s own produce — tomatoes, corn, cranberries, blueberries, apples — along with deep-fried boardwalk treats, late-night diner bites, and recipes contributed by casinos, bison and dairy farms, food trucks, old-school delis, famous bakeries, and more. Beautifully photographed, this collection is the ultimate tribute to New Jersey’s best.

American Craft Beer Cookbook - John HollThe American Craft Beer Cookbook

John Holl, an enthusiast who believes that there’s a perfect beer for every meal, conducts an exciting tour of delicious food designed to eat with fine craft beer. Thinking beyond standard burgers and nachos, talented brewpub chefs offer pairings such as Pistachio-Crusted Salmon Sandwiches served with a bright hefeweizen, and Curried Pumpkin Chicken Soup paired with — what else? — a pumpkin stout. Craft beer never tasted so good.

For media inquires regarding The American Craft Beer Cookbook please contact Sarah Armour, Senior Publicist for Storey Publishing, sarah.armour [at] storey [dot] com

Looking for someone to host a beer dinner, event, or present a lecture? John Holl is available for events and speaking engagements. Please contact the Workman Speaker’s Bureau at SpeakersBureau [at] workman [dot] com

Massachusetts Breweries - John HollMassachusetts Breweries

By John Holl & April Darcy

“Just as the Pilgrim fathers brewed their first batches of beer in Massachusetts, so too were Massachusetts brewing pioneers in the forefront of the craft brewing revolution. With this guidebook in hand, you can embark on a rich treasure trail reflecting the true state of American craft brewing in the early twenty-first century.” –Tony Forder, Publisher, Ale Street News

Indiana Breweries Book - John HollIndiana Breweries

By John Holl & Nate Schweber

“The Hoosier State has a new underdog story to tell. Thanks to craft beer made by standout breweries and brewpubs, Indiana is quickly rising through beerdom’s ranks. In this book, John Holl and Nate Schweber canvass the state leaving a trail of breadcrumbs that anyone interested in learning the charms of Indiana beer can now follow.” –Nick Kaye, Managing Editor, The Beer Connoisseur Magazine

Beer In So Many Words Book CoverBeer In So Many Words

Edited by Adrian Tierney-Jones with contributions from John Holl

These days beer could not be more popular. New craft breweries open by the week; most pubs routinely serve several draught real ales; supermarkets stock an astonishing range of the best beers from all over the world, and BrewDog raises millions by crowdfunding. Even Majestic Wines now sells beer.But until now, though people have always written evocatively and passionately about this delicious beverage, no-one has collected all the best beer writing into one volume – even though the same job has often been done for wine.Now the award-winning beer writer Adrian Tierney-Jones has put that right, with this endlessly entertaining anthology, packaged as a beautiful small-format hardback perfect for the gift market.

Savoring Gotham: A Food Lover's Companion to New York City Book CoverSavoring Gotham: A Food Lover’s Companion to New York City

By Andrew F. Smith and Garrett Oliver, with contributions from John Holl

Savoring Gotham weaves the full tapestry of the city’s rich gastronomy in nearly 570 accessible, informative A-to-Z entries. Written by nearly 180 of the most notable food experts-most of them New Yorkers–Savoring Gotham addresses the food, people, places, and institutions that have made New York cuisine so wildly diverse and immensely appealing.

The New York Times: 36 Hours USA & Canada Book CoverThe New York Times: 36 Hours USA & Canada

By Barbara Ireland with contributions from John Holl

To travel in North America is to face a delicious quandary: over these vast spaces with so many riches, from glittering cities to eccentric small towns and heart-stoppingly beautiful mountains and plains, how to experience as much as possible in limited time? The New York Times has the answer, and has been offering up dream weekends with practical itineraries in its popular weekly “36 Hours” column for over a decade.

The Oxford Companion to Beer Book CoverThe Oxford Companion to Beer

By Garrett Oliver with contributions from John Holl

The Oxford Companion to Beer features more than 1,100 A-Z entries written by 166 of the world’s most prominent beer experts. Attractively illustrated with over 140 images, the book covers everything from the agricultural makeup of various beers to the technical elements of the brewing process, local effects of brewing on regions around the world, and the social and political implications of sharing a beer.

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