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Brewing and Brewery Operations

Recommended resources to help you with your research

This is your Brewing Subject Guide

On this guide, you'll find resources to help you with your research and assignments in Brewing and Brewery Operations. You'll also find some useful strategies and tips for improving your search and evaluating the sources you find, as well as how to approach writing in the sciences.

  • Use the tabs on the left to locate information and resources.
  • On each page you will see tabs to help you get more focussed resources and tips.
  • The book covers below are some of the NEW Brewing titles recently added to the collection

Feel free to contact me with any questions or if you need help finding information. Use the email link below my picture on the left.



Use the library's Summon search box (below and on the homepage) to quickly locate information in a variety of formats from across the entire collection. This is your best tool for finding quick access to a wide range of sources on your topic.

If you are off-campus, you will need to log in with your KPU ID to access any of the online resources.


Not sure how to search Summon? This short video below will show you how to search it more effectively.

Doing Research: A Student's Guide to Finding and Using the Best Sources

For an introduction to doing library research, check out this  KPU Library tutorial.

Self-paced videos and practice exercises will guide you through:

  • Getting Started on your Researchbook cover
  • Recognizing Types of Information
  • Developing your Search Strategy
  • Evaluating your Sources

To start the tutorial, click on the cover image to the right. Once inside the book, use the table of Contents  to jump around to whatever section you find most useful for your stage of research.



New to KPU Library?

If you are new to KPU Library, here's a short video that takes you on a tour of some of our services and spaces.

Ask us!

Get help   There are lots of ways to get help with your research


Try our research appointment service if you have a more complex research question or you need help from a librarian in your subject area. Use the scheduling tool below the librarian's profile picture on this guide. 

We are also available via these other modes:

  • In person, from librarians at all 4 campuses
  • Phone us
  • Send us an email

For information desk hours, phone numbers, and email contact, see our Ask A Librarian page.


Economic Perspectives on Craft Beer

This book investigates the birth and evolution of craft breweries around the world. Microbrewery, brewpub, artisanal brewery, henceforth craft brewery, are terms referred to a new kind of production in the brewing industry contraposed to the mass production of beer...see more.

Movers and Shakers

In her travels across the country, Hope Ewing discovers how women are paving the way and creating a more inclusive and sustainable world full of delicious drinks. A veteran bartender, Ewing had grown impatient with the surprisingly outdated perceptions of women in the alcohol industry...see more.

The new IPA: A Scientific Guide to Hop Aroma and Flavor

Through experiments, lab tests, discussions with researchers, and interviews with renowned and award-winning commercial brewers, the NEW IPA will get you to think differently about brewing processes and ingredient selection that define today's hop-forward beers.


The craft brewing renaissance of recent decades has brought a renewed interest in hops. These vigorous vines, with their flavorful flowers, have long played a key role in beer making and in Oregon's agricultural landscape. This compendium of photographs offers a visual dive into the distinctive physical presence of hops in the state....see more.

Mastering Brewing Science

With a focus on brewing science and quality control, this textbook is the ideal learning tool for working professionals or aspiring students. Mastering Brewing Science is a comprehensive textbook for the brewing industry, with coverage of processes, raw materials, packaging, and everything in between, including discussion of essential methods in quality control and assurance...see more.