- "Throughout, the culinary status of beer is rightly elevated." - The Boston Globe
- "John Holl's The American Craft Beer Cookbook is THE bar food bible. It will make you thirsty just at first glance." -Anthony Dias Blue
- "The book is beautifully photographed, the recipes are clearly explained and mostly fairly simple, and Holl's brief descriptions of the featured breweries are well written and to the point." - Chicago Reader.
- "It really is that good." - San Diego Reader
- "Attractively designed and photographed." - New Jersey Monthly
- "The book, however, is more than a cook's guide. Brimming with photos, anecdotes, history and insight about the beers and their makers, as well as recommended road trips and festivals, it is an ode to today's craft beer movement." - Edible Jersey
- "By seamlessly combining the complimentary worlds of beer and food with a tour of craft beer destinations, The American Craft Beer Cookbook is unlike any beer and food book." - Portland Press Herald
- "Savoring the experience of artisan brews and good food." - Times of Northwest Indiana
- "...vividly illustrates the affinities of food and beer while showing how much cooking and brewing have in common." - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
- "This craft brew lovers' cooking companion confirms there's much more to beer food than traditional bar food." - The Spokesman-Review
- "It focuses on food traditions specific to regions and recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation." - WTOP radio
- "...there's a new breed of beer-centric cuisine brewing." - San Jose Mercury News
- "Ultimately, this book is about the story of where we are right now with beer and food, as a society and in the home." - Eugene Register-Guard
- "The range of recipes reflect a kitchen creativity that mirrors the bounty of beers presented." - Ale Street News
- "Spanning all of the meals of the day (including breakfast), this cookbook also offers a number of vegetarian and gluten-free options." - Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
- "There are several quite good beer cookbooks out there; this one lifts the overall standards of the genre to a new level." - Jack Curtin's Liquid Diet
- "The pairing-timid will be inspired, while the cuisine a la biere geeks are sure to discover some bold new flavor combos." - Beer Advocate.
“My wife and I were lucky enough to be guinea pigs when John was testing out a couple of recipes and I can confirm that the book will be worth every penny.”
(Sam Calagione, President & Founder, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
"Not every recipe in the book is made with beer, but they all taste great when paired with beer — and isn't that the important part? The American Craft Beer Cookbook: 155 Recipes from Your Favorite Brewpubs and Breweries offers up instructions on how to cook everything from appetizers to desserts, including some stuff you'd expect — like pub-friendly foods and barbecue — to some you wouldn't — like cupcakes and ice cream floats. But hey, it's all beer-friendly, so it's all good."
“Finally, a cookbook made for beer geeks!“
“A bible for guys who like to cook with beer, pair their meals with the perfect pour or do both. Some recipes, like the American wheat beer steamed clams, use the beer for both eating and drinking, and all 155 of them taste great with the right ale or lager.”
"Finally, a cookbook made for beer geeks!"
(All About Beer magazine
"We've never been so excited to cook in our lives."
(The Boston Globe
“Showcase(s) the transformative cuisine being undertaken by brewpubs across the country."
"I recommend reading Holl’s entire cookbook, marking pages as you go, for there is inspiration for every season of craft beer and cuisine. This is a cookbook you’ll use often and enjoy exploring, glass in hand.”
“Beer food is more than bar food, and Holl takes you through a range of recipes ranging from Slow-Cooked DoppleBock BBQ Meatballs to Duck Chiles Rellenos. Woven within are profiles of notable brewers and stories about the beers described within. Throughout, the culinary status of beer is rightly elevated.”
“The American Craft Beer Cookbook is full of ideas that will appeal to cooks of all levels and change the way you look at beer. Anyone who loves beer, cooking, and entertaining will enjoy this book.”
Food That Loves Craft Beer
John Holl, an enthusiast who believes that there's perfect beer for every meal, conducts an exciting tour of delicious food designed to eat with fine craft brews. 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 porter. Craft beer never tasted so good.