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Great American Craft Beer: A Guide to the Nation's Finest Beers and Breweries

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A personal guide and companion to the exciting world of American craft beer, Great American Craft Beer profiles 340 beers in more than 80 styles and touches upon related subjects including food, travel, history, and the stories and personalities of America's best brewers. It also includes 25 perfect pairing recipes, and profiles of some of the best beer bars in the country. This flavor-focused approach allows drinkers of all experience levels to have confidence when ordering ...

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Great American Craft Beer: A Guide to the Nation's Finest Beers and Breweries

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Overview

A personal guide and companion to the exciting world of American craft beer, Great American Craft Beer profiles 340 beers in more than 80 styles and touches upon related subjects including food, travel, history, and the stories and personalities of America's best brewers. It also includes 25 perfect pairing recipes, and profiles of some of the best beer bars in the country. This flavor-focused approach allows drinkers of all experience levels to have confidence when ordering their next pint.

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Editorial Reviews

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San Diego Union Tribune’s beer blog “Brewery Rowe” July, 2010
“… crisp, clean and a lot of fun to pore over.”

Tasting Table Brew Gurus, Oct 14,2010
“…a beer history, primer and directory in one.”

CraftBeer.com
GREAT AMERICAN CRAFT BEER by Andy Crouch -- one of “Six Must-Reads for a Great Year of Beer”.

Library Journal
Crouch, who has written on beer regionally in The Good Beer Guide to New England, presents an accessible book on craft beer in America. Similar to Timothy Harper's The Good Beer Book and Ben Myers' Best American Beers, Crouch's book gives the beer enthusiast a history of beer as well as a grounding in beer brewing and styles. Rather than an exhaustive treatment, this is a guide to available beer styles via a selection of choice examples of each. In an easy manner, Crouch discusses each beer, noting the flavor accents, color, aroma, and feel. He also includes a list of great beer bars and tips on beer selection.Verdict In recent years, beer in America has become more diversified as the craft beer movement has gained momentum, and Crouch gives the beer lover great suggestions to explore.—Ginny Wolter, Toledo-Lucas Cty. P.L.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762438112
  • Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/10/2010
  • Pages: 319
  • Sales rank: 112,889
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author


Andy Crouch is an award-winning freelance writer whose articles on beer have appeared in Ale Street News, American Brewer, BeerAdvocate Magazine, Beverage Magazine, Celebrator Beer News, New Brewer Magazine, Yankee Food News, and on his website BeerScribe.com. His first book, The Good Beer Guide to New England, was published by the University Press of New England. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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Table of Contents

Foreword 4

Preface 8

The Great American Craft Beer Experience 11

Chapter 1 Exploring Beer 13

Chapter 2 Style and Flavor of Beer 47

Easy Drinkers 51

Cool and Refreshing 68

Mellow and Malty 85

Robust and Rich 108

Heavenly Hoppy 125

Dark and Roasty 155

Lush and Fruity 179

Nightcaps and Nursers 199

Funky Flavors 216

Extreme Tastes 233

Chapter 3 Enjoying Beer 245

Glossary 300

Image Credits 305

Index 306

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