From California to Maine--check out the greatest craft breweries in the United States! Fifty fascinating states, 50 awesome breweries, and 50+ handcrafted beers--what more could you ask for? In The United States of Craft Beer, beer expert and homebrewer Jess Lebow invites you along on his state-by-state exploration of America's greatest breweries. From Jack's Abby Brewing in Massachusetts to the Maui Brewing Company in Hawaii, this guide teaches you everything you need to know about the people who make the nation's best-tasting beers and the innovative brewing methods that help create the perfect batch. Each intoxicating entry also highlights other popular beers that can be found throughout that state, so that you can sample every delicious sip the United States has to offer. Complete with photos of the beers and breweries, The United States of Craft Beer gives you the lowdown on all things craft beer as you make your way across the country.
A Guide to the Best Craft Breweries Across America
Author: Jess Lebow
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Locally Brewed celebrates the Midwest's craft brewing movement with profiles of 20 of the area's brewmasters and their breweries. These are entertaining and inspiring stories of the individuals who have been essential in the exponential growth of this movement, as told through vivid interviews, beautiful photography, and dynamic artwork. In just the past 20 years, beer has been transformed from a "low-class" drink to a pluralistic, populist drink with the same stylistic diversity and caring craftsmanship as wine. One of the strongest hotbeds of this cultural shift is in the Midwest, where independently owned craft brewers focus on the creative, artisanal elements of the beer-making process. Locally Brewed explores these trends and the fun, fascinating, and unique details of each brewery, including label art, hand-pull designs, and of course the brews themselves. This is a book that can be enjoyed by the “beer geek” and the casual imbiber alike, as it emphasizes the people behind the beer as well as the beers they brew. Special sidebars and pullouts show what makes each brewery special, weaving together the story of the indie beer movement, relevant to both small-town Midwesterners and big-city beer lovers.
Portraits of Craft Breweries from America's Heartland
Author: Anna Blessing
Publisher: Agate Publishing
In-depth profiles of 400 of the country's best and most unusual brewpubs and microbreweries.
A Regional Guide to Brewpubs and Microbreweries
Author: Marty Nachel
Publisher: Storey Books
The last few years have seen an explosion in the popularity of craft beers across the globe, with excellent new brews being produced everywhere from Copenhagen to Colorado, Amsterdam to Auckland. With more amazing beers available than ever before, itâ€™s hard to know which one to choose. Thatâ€™s whereÂ The Pocket Book of Craft Beer comes in. Gathering together over 300 of the most innovative and tastiest beers you need to try, and divided into 50 different categories, you will find the best of the best each style has to offer. Every category comes with an explanation of the key characteristics of the styleâ€”whether itâ€™s an American IPA bursting with citrusy C-hops or an Imperial Stout full of dark roasted maltsâ€”along with an example of a classic brew and a selection of cutting-edge versions that are certain to become instant favorites. So whether youâ€™re looking for bitter beers or balanced flavors, a hit of hops or a hint of coffee, the reviews will point you in the right direction to find the perfect beer to suit your tastebuds. Also included throughout the book are interesting nuggets of beer information, covering topics such as the catalyst that has caused the astonishing growth in craft beer and the difference between Stout and Porter.
A guide to over 300 of the finest beers known to man
Author: Mark Dredge
Publisher: Dog n Bone
A guide to over 100 of the world’s finest brews
Author: Melissa Cole
Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
The Northeast has experienced an explosion of microbreweries and brew pubs producing a fascinating array of beers from IPAs to stouts, lagers, and porters. The number of microbreweries has grown by leaps and bounds since the first edition of this guide was published nearly twenty years. Now, Kate Cone has traveled the length and breadth of the region to both research the breweries profiled in the first edition and the newcomers that have sprung up since, and of course to sample their products. The new volume includes interviews with the brewers, anecdotes and stories about the breweries and brewpubs, as well as directions, information about their hours of operation, their menus, and even some recipes. The breweries are not ranked, as beer preference is so subjective, but Cone does share her personal experiences and opinions. She covers every brewery in the region, so she's able to help you find the places, but it's up to you to determine which you like the best.
A Guide to Brewpubs and Microbreweries
Author: Kate Cone
Publisher: Down East Books
Craft Beer World is the must-have companion for anyone who appreciates decent beer. The last few years have seen an explosion in the popularity of craft beers across the globe, with excellent new brews being produced everywhere from Copenhagen to Colorado, Amsterdam to Auckland. With more amazing beers available than ever before, it's hard to know which ones to choose. That's where Craft Beer World comes in. Gathering together over 300 of the most innovative and tastiest beers you need to try, and divided into 50 different catagories, you will find the best of the best each style has to offer. Every category comes with an explanation of the key characteristics of the style - whether it's an American IPA bursting with citrusy C-hops or an Imperial Stout full of dark roasted malts - along with an example of a classic brew and a selection of cutting edge versions that are certain to become instant favourites. So whether you're looking for bitter beers or balanced flavours, a hit of hops or a hint of coffee, the reviews will point you in the right direction to find the perfect beer to suit your tastebuds. Also included throughout the book are interesting nuggets of beer information, covering everything from the catalyst that has caused the astonishing growth in craft beer through to matching beer with food and how to serve your drinks.Mark Dredge is an award-winning beer writer and runs the popular blog Pencil and Spoon where he writes about anything ale-related. Mark has won awards from the British Guild of Beer Writers in 2009, 2010 and 2011, his work is featured in leading publications across the globe and he's an international beer judge.
A guide to over 350 of the finest beers known to man
Author: Mark Dredge
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
Brewed in Michigan: The New Golden Age of Brewing in the Great Beer State is William Rapai’s “Ode on a Grecian Urn”—a discussion of art and art’s audience. The art in this case is beer. Craft beer. Michigan craft beer, to be exact. Like the Great Lakes and the automobile, beer has become a part of Michigan’s identity. In 2016, Michigan ranked fifth in the number of craft breweries in the nation and tenth in the nation in craft beer production. Craft brewing now contributes more than $1.8 billion annually to the state’s economy and is proving to be an economic catalyst, helping to revive declining cities and invigorate neighborhoods. This book is not a beer-tasting guide. Instead, Rapai aims to highlight the unique forces behind and exceptional attributes of the leading craft breweries in Michigan. Through a series of interviews with brewmasters over an eighteenth-month sojourn to microbreweries around the state, the author argues that Michigan craft beer is brewed by individuals with a passion for excellence who refuse to be process drones. It is brewed by people who have created a culture that values quality over quantity and measures tradition and innovation in equal parts. Similarly, the taprooms associated with these craft breweries have become a conduit for conversation—places for people to gather and discuss current events, raise money for charities, and search for ways to improve their communities. They’re places where strangers become friends, friends fall in love, and lovers get married. These brewpubs and taprooms are an example in resourcefulness—renovating old churches and abandoned auto dealerships in Michigan’s biggest cities, tiny suburbs, working-class neighborhoods, and farm towns. Beer, as it turns out, can be the lifeblood of a community. Brewed in Michigan is a book for beer enthusiasts and for people who want a better understanding of what makes Michigan beer special. Cheers!
The New Golden Age of Brewing in the Great Beer State
Author: William Rapai
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
Open a cold one and get cooking! Showcasing the diverse ways that beer can be used to enhance a meal, either as an ingredient or by pairing, John Holl’s collection of 155 tasty recipes are designed for the beer-loving foodie. From twists on traditional favorites like American Wheat Bear Steamed Clams to unexpected surprises like Chocolate Jefferson Stout Cupcakes, you’ll soon be amazing your friends with the culinary versatility of your favorite beverage.
155 Recipes from Your Favorite Brewpubs and Breweries
Author: John Holl
Publisher: Storey Publishing
"Charting the birth and growth of craft beer across the United States, Tom Acitelli offers an epic, story-driven account of one of the most inspiring and surprising American grassroots movements. In 1975, there was a single craft brewery in the United States; today there are more than 2,000. Now this once-fledgling movement has become ubiquitous nationwide--there's even a honey ale brewed at the White House. This book not only tells the stories of the major figures and businesses within the movement, butit also ties in the movement with larger American culinary developments. It also charts the explosion of the mass-market craft beer culture, including magazines, festivals, home brewing, and more. This entertaining and informative history brims with charming, remarkable stories, which together weave a very American business tale of formidable odds and refreshing success"--
The History of America's Craft Beer Revolution
Author: Tom Acitelli
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
It’s closing time at the brewery. While the moon rises, the happy crew sings and dances as they wind down for the day. Join them in saying goodnight to the beer-making equipment, brew ingredients, and styles of suds. This humorous parody of a children's literature classic is a "pitcher book" for grown-ups. It's the perfect anytime story for beer lovers everywhere!
A Parody for Beer People
Author: Karla Oceanak
Publisher: Bailiwick Press
Updated business wisdom from the founder of Dogfish Head, the nation's fastest growing independent craft brewery Starting with nothing more than a home brewing kit, Sam Calagione turned his entrepreneurial dream into a foamy reality in the form of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, one of America's best and fastest growing craft breweries. In this newly updated Second Edition, Calagione offers a deeper real-world look at entrepreneurship and what it takes to operate and grow a successful business. In several new chapters, he discusses Dogfish's most innovative marketing ideas, including how social media has become an integral part of the business model and how other small businesses can use it to catch up with bigger competitors. Calagione also presents a compelling argument for choosing to keep his business small and artisanal, despite growing demand for his products. Updated to offer a more complete look at what it takes to keep a small business booming An inspiring story of renegade entrepreneurialism and the rewards of dreaming big, working hard, and thinking unconventionally Shows how to use social media to reach new customers and grow a business For any entrepreneur with a dream, Brewing Up a Business, Second Edition presents an enlightening, in-depth look at what it takes to succeed on their own terms.
Adventures in Beer from the Founder of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Author: Sam Calagione
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
New and updated edition of the bestselling guide to Pennsylvania's 73 breweries and brewpubs.
Author: Lew Bryson
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Starting a successful brewery takes more than heart. The Brewers Association’s Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery delivers essential industry knowledge to brewers aspiring to chart their own course. While America’s craft beer renaissance continues, emphasis must remain on producing the highest quality beer—or the success of the entire industry is jeopardized. This comprehensive guide will help you plan and open a thriving, quality-oriented brewery. It reviews everything that matters, from site selection and branding to regulatory requirements, flooring choices and equipment considerations. Industry veteran Dick Cantwell of Elysian Brewing adeptly covers ingredients, financing, business plans, quality assurance, distribution, wastewater, sustainability practices and more, for prospective brewpub and packaging brewery owners alike. Cantwell walks the reader through the planning and execution required to turn craft brewing dreams into reality.
Author: Dick Cantwell
Publisher: Brewers Publications
In 2011 Goose Island, a family-owned Chicago brewpub, was sold to Anheuser-Busch InBev, the biggest beer company in the world. The sale forced the craft beer industry to reckon with its growing mainstream appeal and a popularity few envisioned. Anheuser-Busch InBev went on to buy nine more American craft breweries, each sale sparking questions anew. With Goose Island as its flagship brand, Anheuser-Busch InBev stood poised to the become the largest producer of craft beer in the United States, leaving the industry's original innovators to grapple with the transition from scrappy underdog to mainstream, co-opted sensation.
Goose Island, Anheuser-Busch, and How Craft Beer Became Big Business
Author: Josh Noel
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
"The most brilliant guide to the best beer and pubs in London by connoisseurs Jonny and Brad. Trust me they know their stuff!'" – Jamie Oliver To beer or not to beer, that is the question. The London Craft Beer Guide features 40 of the best pubs, breweries and taprooms across the city. Organised around London boroughs from North to South, East to West, every corner is full of hidden gems to discover. Find new favourite brews with descriptions of the best to taste at each location, and pairings notes to enjoy alongside food. As well as the beer itself, this guide gives you unique insight into the people behind the casks, with exclusive interviews and photography that reveal the history and personality behind each sip. From mango-like IPAs to chocolaty stouts and crisp, puckering sour beers this is the ultimate guide for craft beer converts and those looking to find off-the-beaten-track tastes and flavours. Whether you’re a Londoner looking for your new local, or a visitor hoping to navigate the city’s best craft-brewing spots, The London Craft Beer Guide will provide plenty of inspiration.
The best breweries, pubs and tap rooms for the best artisan brews
Author: Jonny Garrett,Brad Evans
Publisher: Random House
Over the past 40 years craft-brewed beer has exploded in growth. In 1980, a handful of "microbrewery" pioneers launched a revolution that would challenge the dominance of the national brands, Budweiser, Coors, and Miller, and change the way Americans think about, and drink, beer. Today, there are more than 2,700 craft breweries in the United States and another 1,500 are in the works. Their influence is spreading to Europe's great brewing nations, and to countries all over the globe. In The Craft Beer Revolution, Steve Hindy, co-founder of Brooklyn Brewery, tells the inside story of how a band of homebrewers and microbrewers came together to become one of America's great entrepreneurial triumphs. Beginning with Fritz Maytag, scion of the washing machine company, and Jack McAuliffe, a US Navy submariner who developed a passion for real beer while serving in Scotland, Hindy tells the story of hundreds of creative businesses like Deschutes Brewery, New Belgium, Dogfish Head, and Harpoon. He shows how their individual and collective efforts have combined to grab 10 percent of the dollar share of the US beer market. Hindy also explores how Budweiser, Miller, and Coors, all now owned by international conglomerates, are creating their own craft-style beers, the same way major food companies have acquired or created smaller organic labels to court credibility with a new generation of discerning eaters and drinkers. This is a timely and fascinating look at what America's new generation of entrepreneurs can learn from the intrepid pioneering brewers who are transforming the way Americans enjoy this wonderful, inexpensive, storied beverage: beer.
How a Band of Microbrewers Is Transforming the World's Favorite Drink
Author: Steve Hindy
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Category: Business & Economics
The definitive guide to beer in America from established beer experts. The perfect companion or gift for any beer lover.
America's Best Breweries, Brewpubs, and Beer Bars
Author: Jamie Bogner
Publisher: Unfiltered Media Group LLC