David Bardallis writes regular beer columns for AnnArbor.com and Great Lakes Brewing News and is a frequent contributor to Michigan Beer Guide. A lifelong Michigander, longtime craft beer drinker and occasional homebrewer, he lives in Ann Arbor, where he works as a freelance writer and editor.
Ann Arbor Beer: A Hoppy History of Tree Town Brewingby David Bardallis
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Ann Arbor has always been a beer-loving town. From the establishment of the first commercial brewery in 1838 through a century of German immigration down to today’s local craft brew boom, the amber liquid looms large in Tree Town’s quirky past and present. Find out how beer helped a former University of Michigan professor win a Nobel Prize. Discover the Ann Arbor doctor whose nationally bestselling home remedy book featured ale recipes. Learn which Michigan football legend pounded brewskis as part of his training regimen. Covering the exploits of famous poets, performers and prohibitionists, local author David Bardallis pops the cap off the big beer history of this little college town and leads readers to “the best beer you can drink” in Ann Arbor today.
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