Philadelphia Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in the Cradle of Liberty [NOOK Book]

Overview

The finely aged history of Philadelphia brewing has been fermenting since before the crack appeared in the Liberty Bell. By the time thirsty immigrants made the city the birthplace of the American lager in the nineteenth century, Philadelphia was already on the leading edge of the country's brewing technology and production. Today, the City of Brotherly Love continues to foster that enterprising spirit of innovation with an enviable community of bold new brewers, beer aficionados and brewing festivals. ...
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Philadelphia Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in the Cradle of Liberty

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Overview

The finely aged history of Philadelphia brewing has been fermenting since before the crack appeared in the Liberty Bell. By the time thirsty immigrants made the city the birthplace of the American lager in the nineteenth century, Philadelphia was already on the leading edge of the country's brewing technology and production. Today, the City of Brotherly Love continues to foster that enterprising spirit of innovation with an enviable community of bold new brewers, beer aficionados and brewing festivals. Pennsylvania brewery historian Rich Wagner takes readers on a satisfying journey from the earliest ale brewers and the heyday of lager beer through the dismally dry years of Prohibition and into the current craft-brewing renaissance to discover and celebrate the untapped history of Philadelphia beer.
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Editorial Reviews

Martin Morse Wooser
...The History Press should be commended for hiring Rich Wagner to produce the first modern history of Philadelphia brewing.
Don "Joe Sixpack" Russel
...Every neighborhood had its own brewery, and every corner had a saloon ...The city's population was barely half of today's, and yet it had 12 times the number of breweries we boast of in 2012.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014758765
  • Publisher: The History Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/6/2012
  • Series: food and drink , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 895,639
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

This book has been incubating in my mind for quite some time and when the History Press approached me with the concept it provided a means for me to tell the short version of a long and twisted tale.

I've brought stories to life from city's earliest brewers to the heyday of Brewerytown in the late nineteenth century. Long forgotten names and logos are celebrated in this rich tapestry of lore associated with the brewers who made Philadelphia "One Big Brewerytown."

This book is for anyone who has an interest in beer and history and enjoys the proliferation of world class beer being made in Philadelphia today.
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