These are the books and volumes in my beer library.
Each is a great read in its own way that sheds light on (and, when appropriate, adds some mystery) to different aspects of beer. This is not an exhaustive list, as there are countless other great books and authors that would make for a better beer library than my own.
A really great resource for more reading and research is the Store at the Brewers Association Website.
CBS denotes essential resource for studying for the Certified Beer Server Exam
CC denotes essential resource for studying for the Certified Cicerone® Exam
MC denotes essential resource for studying for the Master Cicerone® Exam
Tasting Beer, by Randy Mosher (2009) CBS, CC, MC
Draught Beer Quality Manual PDF, by the Brewers Association (2nd ed., 2010) CC, MC
Style Guidelines of the Brewers Association MC
The Oxford Companion to Beer, edited by Garrett Oliver (2012) MC
Wild Brews: Beer Beyond the Influence of Brewer’s Yeast, by Jeff Sparrow (2005)
Principles of Brewing Science, by George Fix (2nd ed., 1999)
Designing Great Beers, by Ray Daniels (2000)
Brew Like a Monk, by Stan Hieronymus (2005)
Cheese and Beer, by Janet Fletcher (2013)
Farmhouse Brews, by Phil Markowski (2004)
The Brewmaster’s Table, by Garrett Oliver (2003)
Hops and Glory, by Paul Brown (2009)
For the Love of Hops, by Stan Hieronymus (2012)
IPA: Brewing Techniques, Recipes and Evolution of India Pale Ale, by Mitch Steele (2012)
Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation, by Chris White and Jamil Zainasheff (2010)
Water: A Comprehensive Guide for Brewers, by John Palmer and Colin Kaminsky (not released yet)
Amber, Gold, and Black: The History of Britain’s Great Beers, by Martyn Cornell (2010)
MBAA Practical Handbook for the Specialty Brewer, edited by Karl Ockert (3 volumes, 2006)
Great Beers of Belgium, by Michael Jackson (6th ed., 2008)
Good Beer Guides, published by the Campaign for Real Ale. CAMRA publishes these incomparable Good Beer Guides, and many are updated annually. Make sure to get a guide or two to help plan your trip to the UK, Belgium, Germany, and beyond.
Cicerone Exam Syllabi:
Certified Beer Server Syllabus (Level I) – visit cicerone.org for most current version CBS
Certified Cicerone® Syllabus (Level II) – visit cicerone.org for most current version CC
Master Cicerone® Syllabus (Level III) – visit cicerone.org for most current version MC