George Washington's Beer Recipe
The New York Public Library recently published George Washington's recipe for a "small beer" that he wrote in a notebook while serving in the Virginia Militia. The recipe lists the ingredients as bran hops, yeast and molasses--could this have something to do with his becoming a dental victim?
In any event, the Ann Arbor District Library has many books devoted to home brewing:
Dave Miller's Homebrewing Guide : Everything you Need to Know to Make Great-tasting Beer is written by a powerhouse in the small brewing industry and covers beginning and advanced techniques.
Homebrew Favorites : a Coast-to-Coast Collection of over 240 Beer and Ale Recipes has chapters according to types: pale ales, brown ales, porters, stouts, European lagers from serious home brewers.
Better Beer and How to Brew It is a great place for a beginner to start.
And don't forget the upcoming 14th Annual Michigan Summer Beer Festival in Depot Town - Riverside Park, Ypsilanti, July 22-23