Burlington Brewing: A History of Craft Beer in the Queen City

Burlington Brewing: A History of Craft Beer in the Queen City

by Jeff S. Baker II, Adam Krakowski


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Burlington has welcomed local farms, breweries and distilleries with open arms. The Queen City fosters a unique culture around beer and farm-to-table cuisine. Daniel Standiford established the city's first brewery in 1880. Prohibition ushered in a dry era that remained for more than a century until Greg and Nancy Noonan fought the law and established Vermont Pub & Brewery in the late 1980s. Since then, breweries have popped up, from nationally recognized Magic Hat down to the city's first blendery, House of Fermentology. Authors Adam Krakowski and Jeff S. Baker II explore Burlington's sudsy history from early newspaper clippings to modern-day tastemakers, along with some delicious recipes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781625859945
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 06/03/2019
Series: American Palate
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,229,593
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

"Adam Krakowski is a decorative and fine arts conservator who has worked at museums, historical societies, art galleries and restoration firms all over New York and New England. Adam coauthored Vermont Beer: History of a Brewing Revolution (The History Press, 2014) and authored Vermont Prohibition: Teetotalers, Bootleggers and Corruption (The History Press, 2016). He writes for Yankee Brewing News, a brewing industry newspaper, and contributes to other regional and national publications. In 2010, he was the recipient of the Weston Cate Jr. Research Fellowship from the Vermont Historical Society on the project "A Bitter Past: Hop Farming in Nineteenth-Century Vermont." His focus of interest, lecturing and writing is on beverage and food heritage of New England.

Jeff S. Baker II has worked for more than a decade in the craft beer and fine wine industry in Florida, Massachusetts and Vermont. His fascination with the world of craft beverages began while earning a BA in philosophy at St. Michael's College--in vino veritas!--and since then, he has earned multiple wine certificates and is pursuing a degree as a Certified Cicerone. He curated an award-winning beer program for a Burlington farm-to-table restaurant and is now head of education for Farrell Distributing. A regular contributor to the Burlington Free Press and co-host of the It's the Beer Talking podcast, he has been nominated for "Best Print/Online Journalist in Vermont" twice. In 2006, he received the Frank G. Mahady Memorial Award for Peace & Social Justice, and he is also an ordained colonel. He lives with his partner, Jana Simmons, and their lovely dog, Harper, in the Burlington area."

Table of Contents

Foreword Steven Polewacyk 9

Acknowledgements 11

Preface 13

Part I History

The Early Days 19

1902 34

Part II A Century Interlude

Interlude 57

Part III Breweries and Brews

Vermont Pub & Brewery 61

The Black IPA 76

Magic Hat Brewing Company 80

Three Needs Taproom & Brewery 89

Switchback Brewing Company 97

American Flatbread Burlington Hearth 104

Zero Gravity Craft Brewery 112

Queen City Brewery 115

Simple Roots Brewing 123

Foam Brewers 127

Vermont: Land of IPAs 133

House of Fermentology 137

Taprooms 140

Part IV Beer Culture in the Queen City

Pint Street 151

Queen (City) of Tourism 157

Notes 163

Index 181

About the Authors 189

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