Maybe - 26%
No - 8%
At the moment I'm about 45,000 words into writing an as yet untitled book on the variety of methods for producing sour beer. Wild Brews is a great book, but it spends 95% of its focus on tradition Belgian techniques. My goal is to write a book that takes a closer look at the production methods homebrewers and American craft brewers have developed to produce tart and funky beers. I'm relying mostly on the experience I've gained brewing ~40 batches of sour beer over the last five years (plus the time I've spent assisting at breweries and brewpubs), but I'll also be pestering every brewer that has made a name for themselves with acid beers.
The book is not going to be a compilation of rehashed posts; it will be a distillation of everything I've learned about making great sour beers. The draft already contains my thoughts on all the relevant topics, but I'm still compiling information on how craft breweries operate from interviews, articles, and websites (before I start contacting the brewers directly to fill in the gaps).
I'm not sure what the time frame for the project is going to be, but I'd certainly like to have it out by the end of the year. At the moment self-publishing looks like the best option (Lulu or something similar), but I'll probably harass some actual publishers as well once it gets closer to being finished.
How you can help
Leave a comment or send me an email with any questions you'd like to have answered (either by me or a specific brewer), any topic/technique/style/beer you would like to know more about, anyone you think I should talk to, any experiments you think I should carry out, and any other suggestions you have. Ideally the book will not only help someone brew their first sour beer but also be deep enough to give people who have been brewing them for years some inspiration.
Thanks to everyone who has sent me encouraging words over the past five years (and everyone who has linked to the blog, commented, sent me beers, or shared their knowledge). And don't worry, the blog will continue to receive regular updates (in fact I'm a little bit behind posting about a couple batches I have going).