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

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

by Andy Crouch
     
 

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Great American Craft Beer takes readers on a passionate and informative journey through the most palate pleasing ales and lagers produced in America today. Built on the inalienable truth that there is a beer out there for everyone, the book directs readers to focus on the flavors they already enjoy tasting, such as sweet fruits, roasted coffee, or bitter

Overview

Great American Craft Beer takes readers on a passionate and informative journey through the most palate pleasing ales and lagers produced in America today. Built on the inalienable truth that there is a beer out there for everyone, the book directs readers to focus on the flavors they already enjoy tasting, such as sweet fruits, roasted coffee, or bitter hops. More than 80 styles and 340 beer profiles are accompanied by full-color photographs and illustrations of the beers and beer labels. This unconventional approach allows drinkers of all experience levels to step right up to the bar and order their next pint with confidence.

If you like the taste of . . . fresh oranges tangy lemons ripe raspberries creamy pumpkin toasted caramel rich espresso bananas dark chocolate smoked meats                               Try . . . Address Unknown IPA by Willimantic Brewing 312 Urban Wheat Ale by Goose Island Brewing Raspberry Tart by New Glarus Brewing Punkin Ale by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Anchor Bock by Anchor Brewing Speedway Stout by Alesmith Brewing Hefeweizen by Live Oak Brewing Black Chocolate Stout by Brooklyn Brewery Smokestack Heritage Porter by East End Brewing

Both a personal guide and companion to the exciting world of American craft beer, this unique book touches upon several subject areas, including not only beer, but food, travel, history, and the stories and personalities of those who brew America’s best beers. It includes 25 perfect pairing recipes and profiles of some of the best brewpubs in the country.

 

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762441600
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date:
08/10/2010
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
956,748
File size:
8 MB

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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