Interested in starting some homebrew beer? Chowhounds recommend these resources:
How To Brew is an online resource and book that’s been recommended by many a brewer.
Maltose Falcons, the oldest homebrew club in the nation.
As for books, some ‘hounds prefer the laid back style of Charlie Papazian’s The Complete Joy of Home Brewing while others prefer the detailed, step-by-step instructions in David Miller’s Brewing the World’s Great Beers For an artistic perspective, try Randy Mosher’s Radical Brewing