I recently took part in two book exchanges and I thought I'd shine a spotlight on one of the books I received,,,,: To Brew or Not to Brew by Joyce Tremel. This book is the first in the new Brewing Trouble Mystery series and was released in December of 2015.
From the back cover:
A Brewmaster with a Head for Sleuthing.
The Allegheny Brew House is a dream come true for Maxine "Max" O'Hara, who went all th eway to Germany for her brewmaster certification and is now preparing to open her own craft brewpub in a newly revitalized section of Pittsburgh. But before she can start pouring stouts and lagers to thirsty throngs, there's trouble on tap. Suspicious acts of sabotage culminate in Max finding her assistant brewmaster and chef, Kurt Schmidt, strangled in one of the vats.
Between rescuing a stray gray tabby she names Hops and considering a handsome ex-hocley player to be her new chef, Max doesn't have a lot of time to solve a murder. But with a homicide detective for a dad, she comes to criminal investigation naturally. And if someone is desperate enough to kill to stop her from opening, Max needs to act fast-before her brand-new brew biz totally tanks...